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Vol. 79, No. 2 

October 1975 

3 On the Hill 

4 Feedback 

6 Alumni Association 

8 The cycle begins again 

Admissions Director John Brandon looks at the Class of '79 

10 God and EPA 

A fable about the problems of dealing with a bureaucracy, no 
matter who you are 

12 From kosher catering to WPI and back again 

Ron Sarver, '74, found that his math studies at WPI just took too 
much time from his sideline business, so he decided that's really 
where his future lay 

15 Take a powder . . . 

Ronald Chand and his custom carbides 

16 Math, microcircuits, and mainsails 

Sue and Alan Carlan (both '56), enjoying life on (and off) the 
West Coast 

17 Jake's crazy idea 

The inventor of the underwater amplifier that made the 
transatlantic cable possible is up to some new tricks 

18 Now you see him . . . 

Steve Dacri, '74, doesn't solve problems — he creates them in 
front of audiences. A look at the burgeoning career of a nationally 
known magician 

20 Your class and others 

32 Completed careers 

tor: H. Russell Kay 

imni Information Editor: Ruth A. Trask 

blications Committee: Walter B. Dennen, 
, '51, chairman; Donald F. Berth, '57; 
snard Brzozowski, '74; Robert C. Gosling, 
; Enfried T. Larson, '22; Roger N. Perry, 
, '45; Rev Edward I. Swanson, '45 

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President: F.S. Harvey, '37 

Vice President: W.A. Julian, '49 
R.A. Davis, '53 

Secretary-Treasurer: S.J. Hebert, '66 

Past President: W.J. Bank, '46 

Executive Committee Members-at-large: B. E. 
Hosmer, '61; L. Polizzotto '70; J. A. Palley, 
'46; J. L. Brown, '46 

Fund Board: W.J. Charow, '49, chairman; 
L.H. White, '41; G.A. Anderson, '51; H.I. 
Nelson, '54; P.H. Horstmann, '55; D.J. 
Maguire, '66 

WPI Journal I October 1975 I 1 

by the editor 

landmark and a tradition 

olen . . . 

id some other things, too 

;t issue, we ran a story here about 
dismantling of Boynton Hall's flag- 
e, and we also printed a picture of 
Pi's two towers in all their beauty. 
The flagpole died a natural death of 
t and was quietly put away. Now the 
lament on the other tower is gone, 
i, and not so gently. The arm and 
nmer weathervane which has stood 
p Washburn Shops since 1868 was 
len early in October. The thieves ap- 
ently got onto the roof of the build- 
one night, threw a rope up and las- 
d the vane's base at one of the di- 
tional markers. Then they pulled it 
ir until the arm and hammer fell off, 
>k their booty and left. 
The first question that almost every- 
e asked was, "Did a student do it?" 
e just don't know. A year or two ago 
:re was a rash of weathervane thefts 
oughout New England, some of them 
dently by helicopter. These culmina- 
i in the theft of the vane from Fan- 
1 Hall, since recovered. Perhaps the 
ashburn theft was done for gain and 
t as a prank. No ransom has been 
;ed for. 

The theft was discovered during the 
Drning of October 2, and since then 
: campus police have been investigat- 
; in an attempt to recover the vane. 
it does not turn up, presumably a 
)lica will be created to take its place 
top of Washburn's cupola. 
The weathervane was designed by 
larles H. Morgan for the building, 
e drawing of it here is a reproduction 
his original sketch, taken from the 
37 history, Seventy Years of the Worces- 
Polytechnic Institute. The arm and 
mmer were adopted as a part of the 
liege seal in 1888. 

Actually, it was a bad week for the 
Institute in other places. On Wednes- 
day, a piece of 19th century embroidery 
was stolen from the top floor of Gordon 
Library, where it was on display. Ac- 
cording to Albert G. Anderson, head 
librarian, this is the first theft in the 
eight years the library has been exhibit- 
ing. After discovering the theft, An- 
derson ordered the rest of the exhibit 
taken down. Unless he can figure out a 
way to safeguard future displays, the Li- 
brary may be forced to cancel its plans 
for all future exhibits. 

And finally, the Physics Department 
recently discovered the theft of a Nikon 
autocollimator from Olin Hall. A no- 
questions-asked reward for its return is 
being offered. 

What was that? 

Where are the trolley doors? Who is 
Big George? Who are Tuna, Titi, and 
the Old Bastard? Where on the campus 
is there a vineyard? Which building is 
held up by jacks? And which one has 
gargoyles? What was the score of the 
1943 WPI-Harvard football game? To 
whom is the chairman of the Clark 
Board of Trustees married? 

These and 35 similar questions were 
part of a scavenger hunt for entering 
students held during freshman orienta- 
tion. In teams of five or six, the stu- 
dents spent one evening wandering 
around campus, vying for the best score. 

The informational scavenger hunt was 
first devised by the Student Affairs Of- 
fice last year, and it has proved an in- 
teresting and entertaining way of intro- 
ducing new students to some of the 
traditions and arcane bits of knowledge 
that contribute to enjoying life at WPI. 

We goofed . . . 

In the August issue, we ran a partial list 
of alumni whose addresses we didn't 
have. Well, that's what we thought that 
list was. Unfortunately, it also contained 
the names of alumni who had died in 
the past year, as well as "Class of 1934 

Our records aren't as mixed up as 
that list was. We know who had died. 
But in between the hurry of trying to 
assemble the list as close to publication 
time as possible, the normal confusion 
that occurs when a number of the office 
staff are on vacation simultaneously, and 
finally a mixup in the computer program 
that generated the printout — somewhere 
in all of that we forgot one important 
checking step and all those wrong 
names crept through into publication. 

The Alumni Office prides itself on 
the accuracy of its records and the care 
they take in handling all information re- 
lating to alumni. That only makes this 
mistake that much worse. 

On the positive side, we were abso- 
lutely amazed at the number of people 
who discovered our errors and took the 
time to write or call us about them. 
Nothing the Journal has published before 

WPI Journal I October 1975 I 3 

(except tor a questionnaire two years 
ago) has generated that kind of re- 
sponse. Our thanks to all those people, 
as well as our apologies to them and to 
anyone else who suffered any incon- 
venience or distress or offense. 

And you can he sure we'll never let 
another listing go hv without triple- 
checking it. 

Journal editor gets prize 

Ruth Trask. who compiles and writes 
the class notes tor the Journal, leads a 
second lite as a successful and now 
prize-winning free-lance writer. In a re- 
cent contest sponsored hy the magazine 
Writer's Digest, her short story "Moonev 
and the Gol Darned Old What's 
Now" — honest, that's the title — came 
in 30th place out of thousands of en- 
tries. The final judging was hv the fic- 
tion editor ot The Atlantic Monthly. 

Kutli (who is .ilso wife ol Placemen! 
I )ir «-». t < >r William Irask) has hecn ac- 
tively writing fiction foi about three 
\t.irs now, .iiul her work been pub- 
lished nationally. I Ins second career is a 
return to one ol her former activities. 
tor sin- holds a MA in creative writing 

Ironi ,\1uldlehiir\ ( ollege. and was at 

one nine .1 campus correspondent lor 

It would seem, ion. thai Ruth's talent 
runs in the t.innU thr daughter, ( arrie, 
17 recently won second prize in a na- 
tional contest lor writing the best con- 
clusion to a IV so.ip opera which was 
going oil the ait I let I s yeat old 
daughter I aurie, a freshman at ( ai 

Hon I Inn ersit) in Pittsburgh, is a 

st. ill writer tor the college |>a|>ei 

Please feel free to write the Journal to ex- 
press your opinions and views on WPI and 
alumni matters. Those letters which are pub- 
lished may be edited for length or to concen- 
trate on a specific topic. The Journal pub- 
lishes nearly all letters received. 

Burning request 

Editor: I have just read with considerable 
interest your article "Fire Up Above" 
published in the August 1975 issue of the 
WPI Journal. 

I would like to purchase 100 reprints 
of this article if you have available. 

Cris H. Schaefer 

Manager of Marketing 

ITT Suprenant Division 

Clinton, Mass. 

Another limerick 

Editor: Here's an old limerick written in 
linguistic protest against the non-phonic 
spellings of Worcester, Leicester, etc. 
It's not original, but it's so old I 
thought you might find it worth 

There was a young lady from Worcester 

Who ucester crow like a roocester. 

She ucester climb 

Two trees at a time, 

But her sicester ucester boocester! 

Charlie Richardson, '46 
Huntington Station, N.Y. 

Public vs. private . . . 

Editor: Although I write this as a private 
citizen, I am also an alumnus of WPI 
and an associate dean of engineering at 
the University of Massachusetts in 

This letter is in response to that 
submitted by T. J. Denney of WPI in 
the August Journal. Tech must really be 
on hard times when its top personnel 
are willing to become so sloppy in their 
analyses that they allow false and 
misleading information to help support 
cases they make to the public — this 
time WPI alumni. In his article, Denney 
says the following: 

1. The combined expenditure 
per student tor 1975 is 
estimated as follows: 
University of Massachusetts 
(Includes medical school) 

I suspect I know how Denney got 
his figure but, for the information of 
those who read the Journal, the State- 
appropriated operating budget for the 
Amherst campus ot UMass for last year 
was approximately $70 million and this 
was for 23,000 students, undergraduate 
and graduate, making the costs far lower 
than anv of those cited in the article. 
Denney also overlooked approximately 
$250 in required fees charged students 
over and above the $300 tuittion 
charge and neglected to comment on 
the fact that room and board costs are 
completely carried by the student. 

2. "Colleges and universities in 
the state system are funded 
by the Commonwealth. The 
more students they register, 
the more they get — 

The implication is, ol course, that the 
tuitions revert to the institution and this 
is incorrect. All tuitions collected revert 
to the general fund ol the 
( ommonwealth. Io be sure, in the past, 
the University was funded on the basis 
<<\ ,i IS: I student to faculty ratio but 
Denney neglects to note that the 
support in the critical accounts like 
equipment, supplies, services, etc., never 

really did keep pace with the rapidly 
glowing student body although I must 
admit the faculty\ .mounts did. 

I Ins year, however, legislative and 
executive actions completely belie the 
I )enney remark. 

4 Octotm 1975 WPI Journal 

The whole discussion of public versus 
rivate must be taken in historical per- 
pective. I am sympathetic to the private 
istitutions and feel strongly that good 
nes like Tech must be protected. There 
re marginal ones that 1 am not so sym- 
athetic about. But, where were the 
ri\ate schools as recently as 10 years 

A Massachusetts Board of Higher 
ducation Report dated January, 1969 
idicated that there would be a deficit 
i spaces for students in higher 
ducation of 20.000 in 1969 and that 
us would increase to 60,000 in 1975 
nd 113,000 in 1980. Private in- 
itutions indicated at that time that they 
nticipated only limited expansion to ac- 
jmmodate these deficits. It is easy on 
le basis of hindsight to criticize but 
ny good engineering analysis would 
ave recommended an increase in the 
ze of the public sector under those cir- 
jmstances. Especially, since at that 
me. Massachusetts exported (and I 
elieve still does) more students outside 
le Commonwealth for education than 
educates at home. In fact, ten years 
jo, private institutions were not as 
hilanthropic as they have become 
)dav under economic pressures. Tech 
ould have turned up its nose at some 
f the students we accepted at UMass 
ver the years. 

If private education wants public 
lonies, it must be willing to forego 
>me privileges in return. We, at 
IMass, take 95% of our undergraduate 
tudent body from the Commonwealth 
f Massachusetts — Tech considers it- 
elf national. We are accountable to the 
.•gislative and executive branches of 
tate government for expenditure of our 
unds — Tech answers only to its 

I regret having to respond so sharply 
o my alma mater but the words of the 
•pod Admiral Cluverius, president of 
VPI when I was there, still ring in my 
ars: "Men ot lech, we must aiwavs be 
nen ot integrity 

Joe Marcus, '44 
Amherst, Mass. 

... vs. public 

Editor: You were thoughtful to share 
with me Mr. Marcus' reply to mv 
earlier letter which appeared in trie 

Mr. Marcus is quick to point out 
that the operating budget for the 
University of Massachusetts last year 
was approximately $70,000,000. But 
he does not include the actual amounts 
spent: $78.3 million for operation. 
$47.5 million for debt, $6.9 million for 
retirement and $1.7 million for . 
insurance, for a grand total of $134.4 
million of taxpayers' dollars expended. 
The cost for a full-time-equivalent 
student was $5,140. Based on an 
enrollment of 29,548, the combined 
taxpayers-student expenditure for the 
year 1975 was $7,514. 

I was in error in my earlier figure of 
$7,514, for it was not annotated to 
show it as a combined taxpayers-student 
expenditure. (These figures were 
compiled by John Silber, president of 
Boston University, and presented to the 
Education Committee of the General 
Court of Massachusetts.) 

One of the nagging problems in 
discussion of tax-supported and 
independent institutions is the validity 
of the figures used. I suspect the 
arguments concerning questions of 
applying capital expenditures, full-time- 
equivalent rather than full-time students, 
and services provided by the state and 
not charged back to the university will 
continue. In spite of this, one fact 
remains perfectly clear. The cost of 
education, whether in private or tax- 
supported institutions, is approximately 
the same. The price in the tax-supported 
institutions to the student is $350. 

Mr. Marcus finds fault with the 
statement that the "Colleges and 
universities in the state system are 
funded by the Commonwealth. The 
more students they register, the more 
they get — automatically.'' He goes on 
to point out that this is related directly 
to faculty salaries but does not include 
support in other areas. The legislative 
Budget Analyst and Research Assistant, 
responding to a request from Senator 
James Kelly of the Ways and Means 
Committee, reported: "Each fiscal \ 

the legislature appropriates dollars lor 
higher education based on numbers <>l 

Students." Hie report goes on to 

recommend that dollars for higher 
education can no longer be appropriated 
based on enrollment and aggregate 
totals of proposed new students. It also 
argues that expansion ot public higher 
education be allowed only after efforts 
to contract services from private schools 
are exhausted. 

Mr. Marcus' projections tor the needs 
ot higher education in the Com- 
monwealth are outdated. He quoted a 
1969 report which has since been 
discarded by educators and planners 
because of the dramatic changes in birth 
rates. There were 115,000 live births in 
1960, 92.000 in 1970 and 75.000 in 
1973. A drop of 40,000 in births per 
year between 1960 and 1973. Yet $600 
million in new bond issues was ap- 
propriated by the General Court to 
finance further expansion ot state- 
subsidized higher education. 

My comments should not be in- 
terpreted as being critical ot the fine 
services provided the citizens of this 
state by the tax-supported educational 
institutions within it. Clearly, govern- 
ment has met a need which private in- 
stitutions were unable to fulfill. 
However, state support of education has 
been built on a philosophy which 
guarantees a taxpayers' scholarship to 
the student whether or not he or slu- 
actually needs it. Taxpayers' money has 
built and supported this system and in 
the process the private institutions ot 
the Commonwealth, which have served 
so well for so many years at not cost to 
the taxpayer, may quicklv become an 
endangered species unless a sound 
balance is established between the two 

Thomas /. Denney 

Vice President foi University 
Relations, \\ I 'I 

WPI Journal October 1975 5 

Committee calls for Trustee 

For approximately fifty years, the Board 
of Trustees ot WPI has granted to the 
Alumni Association die privilege of re- 
commending to the Board three candi- 
dates per year tor Alumni Term Trustee 
positions. This provides a total ot titteen 
alumni members ot the Board who serve 
tor a term of five years and may he re- 
elected once. WPI is fortunate to have 
one of the largest percentages ot alumni 
on the Board ot Trustees among col- 
leges of comparable size in the country. 

For the past tour years the Bv-laws 
of the WPI Alumni Association have 
provided tor a Trustee Search Commit- 
tee which is charged with the responsi- 
bility ot recommending annually to the 
Alumni Council the name ot at least 
one alumnus tor each alumni vacancy 
which exists on the WPI Board of 
Trustees. The committee is composed ot 
live members representing five decades 
of alumni. The Alumni Council each 
M.iv nominates a candidate tor each ot 
the three positions and forwards these 
nominations to the Board itself tor elec- 

In lime I97t>. Francis S. Harvey, '37. 
Howard ( . Warren, '42. and lames |. 
( lerkin. Ir.. '4S will be completing their 
five year terms on the Bo.ird. Only Mr. 
Warren is eligible tor re-election, tor 
Mr. Harvey and Mr. ( lerkin have com- 
pleted two consecutive live year terms 
and .ire now ineligible according to the 

B) -I aws. 

The By-Laws provide that there are 
two distinct ways in which alumni may 
participate in the selection ot alumni 
members ol the Board <>l trustees, first 
is dn- actual proposal of an alumnus t<> 

the Alumni ( ouikil through the sub- 
mission ot ,i signed proposal. I he 
mechanics ol proposal are threefold. 
Alumni chapters may propose candidates 
to the ( ouncil In submitting a signed 
I > r . • | *« » -»-• I with fifteen signatures in more, 

6 Ortoher 197', WPI Journal 

together with a statement by the candi- 
date ot his willingness to serve, to the 
Trustee Search Committee. A second 
method is for any group of at least 
twenty-five alumni to propose a candi- 
date bv submitting a signed proposal, 
together with a statement by the can- 
didate of his willingness to serve, to the 
Trustee Search Committee. For 1976 
these proposals must be received by the 
Trustee Search Committee in care of the 
Secretary-Treasurer ot the Alumni As- 
sociation on or before November 15, 

The second method tor alumni to 
participate in the Trustee selection pro- 
cess is by suggesting names ot alumni 
directly to the Trustee Search Commit- 
tee itself. Each year there is a significant 
input of new names to the committee 
from which point they are researched 
and involved by the committee as is 
deemed appropriate. It is the hope of 
the committee that a large reservoir of 
potential candidates who would be 
honored by this consideration can be 
maintained. Please contact any member 
of the Committee with such names or 
submit the names to Stephen ). Hebert 
'66, Alumni Secretary-Treasurer, c/o 
WPI Alumni Office. 

The third method is for the Trustee 
Search Committee itself, which has the 
responsibility of assuring that there is at 
least one candidate for each position, to 
propose candidates. 

Formal notice is hereby given that 
petitions for proposing alumni for posi- 
tions on the Board of Trustees are now 
being received and may be received by 
the Alumni Secretary-Treasurer on or 
before November 15, 1975. Sample 
forms for the proposal ot candidates are 
available upon request from the Alumni 

Tile Committee thanks all alumni ot 
WPI tor their interest and involvement 
in this most important area which pro- 
vides for the best possible members to 
be elected to the Board ot Trustees ol 
their Alma Mater. The Committee tor 
the 1975-76 year is composed ol C. 
I ugene ( enter, '30, Pittsburgh, Pa., 
( hairman ; Francis S. Harvey. '37, 
Worcester, Mass.: William A. lulian, 
'49, Mclean, Va.; George E. Saltus, 
'53, Boulder. ( olo.; Paul W. Bavliss, 
'60, Pennington, NJ.i and William I. 
Hakkinen, '70, Ledyard, Conn. 


•«»t ■•*«, 

\ / 

The cycle begins again 

as a new class of 
entering students 
begins its WPI stay 

— • ^ 


**Jtf^ 1 



John Brandon, WPI directoi o) admissions, joined the WPI 
sidfl just ovet a yeai </</i'. •*<> the (.lass of '70, which he 
describes m tin*' article, is his first class tit WPI. Brandon is a 
graduate <>/ Brown University </»/</ holds ,i master's degree from 

by John Brandon 

AND THEREFORE, ladies and gentlemen, according 
to the collective wisdom of the Admissions Office, 
you represent the best class ever at this college." 

Any college, any year up until the 1970s. The words 
rang in our ears, and as freshmen many of us took ever 
so seriously the responsibilities for achievement implicit in 
that assessment of us. Not only were we expected to live 
up to the standards of our chosen alma mater, but now 
we were told that we would set new and higher 
standards for future classes to come. That was heady stuff 
for an 18-year-old. 

Unfortunately, however, there were some of us who 
returned to campus early the next year for cross-country 
or football practice and inadvertently dropped in on 
freshman orientation. Our complacent naivete was 
shattered by hearing the familiar words spoken to the 
new class: "And therefore, ladies and gentlemen, accord- 
ing to the collective wisdom . . . ." 

From the admissions point of view, those were good 
days indeed. For the past several years, at colleges 
throughout the land, there have been few "best class 
ever" discussions. These have been replaced with 
questions of "Did you fill your entering class?" and 
"How?" At WPI this year, the class of '79 may indeed 
be among the best classes ever to enter the college. And 
it certainly did get filled. 

Last year's entering class numbered 520 students. Our 
goal this year was slightly higher, about 550. We found, 
though, that we weren't able to "turn the spigot off 
quickly enough, and the number of new students stands 
at S95. 

The class of '79 is an interesting aggregate of individ- 
uals . . . or an aggregate of interesting individuals, to put 
it another way. Statistically, they look like this: 

• 40% of the class ranks in the top 10% of their high 
school graduating class. 

• More than 80% rank in the top 30% of their high 
school class. 

• 24 states and 14 foreign countries are represented. At a 
time when geographical distribution is shrinking at 
most colleges, the number of students from outside the 
Northeast is growing at WPI. But we are still a very 
northeastern institution in terms ol the homes of the 

< >\ ii whelming majority of the class. 

8 i October 1975 WPI Journal 

I The class is 15% larger than last year's. At other engi- 
neering schools, the number of entering students is 
about the same or slightly greater than last year, 
indicating a somewhat renewed interest in the field. 
But none of- these institutions that I am aware of has 
reported an increase of the size we have experienced 
here at WP1. 

* There are more women in the new class than any 
other in WPI's short history of coeducation. And they 

: are an extremely well-prepared group of students. The 
65 women include more than half the high school 

, valedictorians and salutatorians entering WPI this fall. 
Their scores on the math sections of the College Board 

I tests are comparable to those for men students (and as 

f a total group, the median score for the Class of '79 

1 was nearly 200 points higher than the national median 
for all students taking the exam). The women, 
however, scored significantly higher on the verbal and 
composition exams. With a 600 median English 

' composition score, our entering women are the first 
identifiable subgroup at WPI to achieve that level. 
Mathematics medians have long been and continue to 
be in the high 600s, bordering on 700 for the Level 
II test. (All College Board tests, incidentally, are 
scored with a maximum of 800 and a minimum of 

One of the new women students, from Norman, 
dahoma, is one of the first fifteen recipients nationwide 
a scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers. 


UT CLASS RANKS and test scores have never told 
the whole story of an entering class. In assessing 
I Hr general level of preparedness, Dean of Academic 
| (vising John van Alstyne notes that they include the 
igest number ever to submit advanced placement exams 
[ )llege credit for work done while in high school). After 
iving helped them with their initial course selection, 
1 'an van Alstyne credits them with a great deal of self- 
| nfidence in coming to grips with the difficult task of 
Signing their college programs. 
I They're workers, too. Some 40% have held part- 
lie jobs while in school, and the figure nearly doubles 
I you add in one summer's employment. One-sixth of 
p class were on the staff of their school newspapers, 
id they include 21 editors-in-chief. More than a quarter 
{. active in musical organizations. Some 20% were in 
ieir student governments, and enough student body 
lesidents entered WPI to make campus politics very 
i.eresting indeed if they maintain their interests. 

Athletics continues to be the largest nonacademic area 
[ interest. At last count, nearly half the new students 
fd participated in some form of organized or semi- 
fganized sports. Whether or not enough of them wore 
fotball uniforms to bring a winning season to WPI is an 
«-vet unanswered question, but the New York All-City 
larterback from Brooklyn Technical High School is 
fliong the 595. The undefeated track team has some fine 
lent coming its way to help in efforts to duplicate last 
ar's record season. The Chess Club should have some 
teresting times, too, helped by a new student who is 
nked among the top 70 players in the United States. 

Because of the strong element of self-motivation 
required of each student under the WPI Plan, academic 
ability alone is often not enough. For a student to do 
well and enjoy his educational experience under the Plan, 
he or she needs a certain amount of maturity, initiative, 
and curiosity (though this is hardly a comprehensive list). 
It has been our experience in admissions that one of the 
best indicators of these factors is prior experience with 
projects and similar activities. These range from the 
student who has redesigned the frame of his motocross 
bike more times than he can remember to a student 
whose science-fair-winning project took him to national 
competition with the possibility of a trip to London. 
Some 20% of the class reported activity like this, and it 
certainly bodes well for their success at WPI. This year, 
three students from the Springfield, Massachusetts, area 
were winners in the state science fair competition. 
Numbers 1 and 3 have entered WPI; MIT had to settle 
for number 2. 

BUT WHAT does the admissions picture look like 
for next year, and for the future? Because of the 
uncertain state of the economy, a generally declining 
interest in college-going among young people, and a 
student-age population that has now peaked in numbers 
and will decline dramatically in the next decade, it's very 
difficult to attempt prediction. While it is reasonable to 
expect that WPI will continue to draw large numbers of 
students from the Northeast, our goal must be to broaden 
the potential applicant pool if we are to continue our 
present success. Our strongest asset is the WPI Plan, 
which is already instrumental in attracting an extremely 
high caliber of student and one who sees WPI as a place 
where he or she can obtain an educational background 
superior to and different from that available anywhere 

When the WPI faculty adopted the WPI Plan as the 
future course of the college, it did so out of the 
conviction that the traditional engineering and science 
program could and should be improved upon. The 
success of the Plan — the professional competence and 
social awareness of our recent graduates — is increasingly 
manifest, and that is the real reason we can be optimistic 
that WPI will prosper and our proud tradition of 
excellence will continue. 

WPI Journal I October 1975 I 9 




as read into the Congressional Record by 
the Hon. Andrew J. Hinshaw, of Cali- 
fornia, in the House of Representatives 
on October 10, 1974. 

In the beginning God created 
heaven and earth. 

He was then faced with a class 
action lawsuit for failing to file an 
environmental impact statement with 
HEPA (Heavenly Environmental 
Protection Agency), an angelically 
staffed agency dedicated to keeping 
the Universe pollution free. 

God was granted a temporary 
permit for the heavenly portion of 
the project, but was issued a cease 
and desist order on the earthly part, 
pending further investigation by 

Upon completion of his con- 
struction permit application and en- 
vironmental impact statement, God 
appeared before the HEPA Council 
to answer questions. 

When asked why he began these 
projects in the first place, he simply 
replied that he liked to be creative. 

This was not considered adequate 
reasoning and he would be required 
to substantiate this further. 

HEPA was unable to see any 
practical use for earth since "the 
earth was void and empty and dark- 
ness was upon the face of the deep." 

Then God said: "Let there be 


He should never have brought up 
(his |*>int since one member of the 
( ouikiI was active in the Sierrangel 

( liib and immediately protested, 

asking "How was the light tO be 
made ?" \\ Ollld llicrc be strip 
mining? What about thermal 

pollution?" God explained the Ii^Ih 

would Kiinc Iroin a luigr ball of fire. 

Nobody on the Council really un- 
derstood this, but it was provision- 
ally accepted assuming (1) there 
would be no smog or smoke 
resulting from the ball of fire, (2) a 
separate burning permit would be 
required, and (3) since continuous 
light would be a waste of energy it 
should be dark at least one half of 
the time. 

So God agreed to divide light and 
darkness and he would call the light 
Day and the darkness Night. (The 
Council expressed no interest with 
in-house semantics.) 

When asked how the earth would 
be covered, God said, "Let there be 
firmament made amidst the waters; 
and let it divide the waters from the 

One ecologically radical Council 
member accused him of double talk, 
but the council tabled action since 
God would be required first to file 
for a permit from the ABLM 
(Angelic Bureau of Land 
Management) and further would be 
required to obtain water permits 
from appropriate agencies involved. 

The Council asked if there would 
be only water and firmament and 
God said, "Let the earth bring forth 
the green herb, and such as may 
seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit 
alter its kind, which may have seen 
itself upon the earth." 

Hie Council agreed, as long as 
native seed would be used. 

About future development God 
also said: "Let the waters bring forth 
the creeping creature having life, and 

the fowl that may fly over the 

Here again, the Council took no 
formal action since this would 
require approval of the Fish and 
Game Commission coordinated with 
the Heavenly Wildlife Federation 
and the Audubongelic Society. 

It appeared everything was in or- 
der until God stated he wanted to 
complete the project in 6 days. 

At this time he was advised by 
the Council that his timing was com- 
pletely out of the question . . . 
HEPA would require a minimum of 
180 days to review the application 
and environmental impact statement, 
then there would be public hearings. 

It would take 10 to 12 months 
before a permit could be granted. 

God said, "To Hell with it!" 


10 October 1975 I WPI Journal 

lelped provide a better 
Tome for thousands of 
ish in Old Hickory 


Frank DeCaria holds a BS-ChE 
m West Virginia University. He's twenty-four 
jrs old and has worked at Du Pont's Old Hickory 
nt near Nashville for just over two years now 

When Frank joined Du Pont, he 
mediately went to work on the start-up of a 
n waste treatment plant. The resulting system 
)vides a cleaner environment for thousands 
Dass, bluegill, and carp. In addition, his work 
> helped concentrate trace quantities of scarce 
iterials to recoverable levels. 

At the moment, Frank is a member 
a team working to make the waste 

ratment plant even more efficient. 
1983, he expects that the BOD 
charge rate will have been further 
I luced to less than 1 0% of its 
} "rent level. 

i| Frank's contribution is not 
Jique. Du Pont has a reputation 
k getting young engineers into 
I; mainstream quickly. 

If you'd like to work for a 
impany where contributions 
i illy count and where you're 
1 Dre than just another number 
j a computer printout, do what 
|ank did. Talk to your Du Pont 
jrsonnel Representative. He'll 
iow you how to help yourself 
diile helping others. Du Pont Co., 
ln.24113,Wilmington l DE. 19898. 

\ Du Pont. . .there's a world of things 
u can do something about 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F. 

From kosher catering 

to WPI 

and back again 

married Ronald Sarver, '74, she never would have 
needed to worry about feeding all those children before 
they went to bed. Ronnie's Catering, Inc., and Ronnie's 
Kosher Deli & Restaurant, businesses which Sarver owns 
and operates in Randolph, Mass., would take care of it all. 

Sarver serves thousands of people every week through 
his various enterprises. Nearly 800 people eat at his 
restaurant every day. Over Memorial Day weekend, he 
served 4,200 at a regular round-robin of weddings, parties, 
and Bar Mitzvahs which he catered all the way from 
Greater Boston to Worcester. 

"We had to rent four extra trucks to keep up with the 
deliveries over the weekend," Sarver says, "even though 
we have trucks of our own. And we had to employ 88 ex- 
tra people as part-time help." 

At these special occasions the spread is considerably 
more lavish than chicken soup and bagels. "At a typical 
Jewish wedding we go all out," he declares. "Customers 
usually want fourteen appetizers, fresh fruit, roast prime 
ribs of beef, baked potato, asparagus, fancy fondues, and 
flaming desserts." Sarver usually presides himself at the 
biggest affairs, resplendent in red jacket, blue ruffled shirt, 
and spanking white bow tie. He is a stickler for detail. The 
hot foods must be hot; the cold foods cold. The service 
has to be fast, courteous, and performed with a smile; the 
cleanup, quick. 

"Just handling the logistics for this business keeps me 
going about 70 hours a week," says Sarver, who never 
finds time to clock-watch, and who tools around the state 
in a telephone-equipped Mercedes Benz so that he can 
keep on top of things. 

Ronnie Sarver has been on top of things ever since he 
turned 12 and got a sub shop summer job at Nantasket 
Beach. At 16 he started his own catering business in Hull. 
This was purely a home-based operation until one day his 
mother returned home and discovered that most of her fur- 
niture had been moved against the walls and that her kit- 
chen was overflowing with knishes, pastrami, varieties of 
rye and cissel, and roast beef. The living room was stacked 
with paper goods. "She evicted me," Sarver chuckles. 

In order to get his growing business under cover, he 
rented an abandoned store on Nantasket Avenue in Hu 
a move which brought him immediate success when he 
vertised chicken or brisket dinners for $1.75. By the tirrn 
he graduated from high school, customers were standing 
long lines waiting to eat everything he had to offer. 

Sarver took his catering know-how along with him to 
WPI, where he began studying mathematics with the 
thought of someday becoming an actuary. At Tech he w; 
in complete charge of meals and housing at Higgins Hou 
when students lived there. "But outside catering kept 
becoming a bigger and bigger part of my life," he recalls 
"I was studying in Worcester and catering in Hull. It got 
to be pretty hectic." 

While still a student he was grossing $20,000 a year 
and even had the good fortune of winning $2,500 in the 
state lottery. (That $2,500, plus interest, is still in the 
bank.) "I took a real ribbing about winning the lottery," 
he laughs, especially since I had just upped my sandwich 
prices by 10 cents." 

Finally, half way through his junior year, Sarver left 
WPI. It was obvious that his future didn't lie with the 
study of math. Also, he says, "the business kept rolling in 
so fast I couldn't keep up with it. And the time was right 
People in catering were retiring and good opportunities 
were coming up." 

SARVER HAS NEVER regretted his days at WPI, 
however. "Being exposed to an engineering way of 
thinking has helped me immensely," he declares. "I can 
look at things more logically and work out problems that 
never would have been able to solve otherwise." 

A case in point is his new commissary in Randolph, 
which he personally designed. "The contractors probably 
all ended up hating me," he admits. "I knew just what I 
wanted, where I wanted it installed, and why." 

He smiles. "What mechanical knowledge I gained at 
Tech has come in handy, too. Especially when something 
like the cash register, the coffee urn, or the dishwasher 
goes on the blink. I can usually fix appliances myself, on 
the spot, or I can tell the repairman what is wrong and 
how to fix it. You'd be surprised how few caterers have 
this kind of know-how. It really gives me an advantage." 

12 I October 1975 I WPI Journal 

Ronnie's mother, Judith, supervises the kitchens and has 
jssed on favorite recipes which her mother created when 
ije was the cook at the old Rose Gordon Hotel in Nan- 
i.ket. Advice, too, comes from his father, Samuel, who is 

th Boston meat suppliers Morrison & Schiff. His twin 
\ cles have delicatessen backgrounds. On especially busy 
1 ekends everybody pitches in, including his aunt and 
• lother) uncle and his older sister. "One could honestly 
•: ' that this business is 'all in the family'," he quips. 
, Ronnie's Catering, Inc., is not like the usual catering 
I vice. "It's strictly kosher," reports Sarver. "Still, about 
: percent of our restaurant clientele and 10 percent of 
r catering clientele is non-Jewish," he adds. 
With a twinkle in his eye, Ron recalls one young man 
o attended a function that he was catering. The menu 
s sumptuous, as usual, and the guest looked longingly at 
• food on display, but he didn't take anything to eat. 
/hat's the matter," Sarver asked. "Why aren't you 

!" g? „ 

"Oh," groaned the man, "1 can't. This food is kosher 

i I'm Catholic." 

Sarver laughed and told him about all the non-Jewish 

Dple who have eaten his food. The guest breathed a sigh 

relief and filled his plate. 

Because it is kosher, Sarver's establishment is under 

ly rabbinical supervision and has been approved by the 

snruth Commission of the Associated Synagogues of 

issachusetts. In kosher restaurants either a meat or dairy 

nu may be used exclusively to avoid the possibility of 

: dairy and meat utensils getting mixed. Sarver says, 

onnie's serves only meat products. You cannot get a 

gel and cream cheese (only margarine), a glass of milk, 

anything dairy at my restaurant." 

In the Boston area many Orthodox Jews still adhere to 

; kosher tradition. Sarver judges that in recent weeks he 

rchased some 300 pounds of chopped liver, 1000 

unds of corned beef, and 600 roasting chickens to meet 

: demand. He also provides food for students keeping 

kosher at M.I.T. with the students heating the food them- 
selves in their own kitchen. "It's one of the few kosher 
kitchens in New England on a college campus," Sarver 
reveals. "And we give them a bonus. We make kosher 
Chinese food for them by substituting veal for pork and 
making chicken 'wonton' soup." 

Sarver has had other unusual jobs. He has catered for 
former Massachusetts governor Sargent in a private home 
in Randolph, at a reception for opera star Jan Peerce when 
he was appearing at the South Shore Music Circus. He's 
also served famed trial lawyer F. Lee Baily and guitarist 
Harry Chapin. 

Ron admits to a couple of close calls in his burgeoning 
business. There was the time when somebody on his staff 
mistakenly prepared for a dinner party at a Jewish temple 
. . . when it was actually to be held at the Jewish Com- 
munity Center in the same town. (Luckily it was right 
around the corner, so no harm was done, according to Sar- 
ver.) Also, a few days before each function, he calls his 
clients to check on the final attendance figure. Once he 
called such a client prior to a scheduled weekend event 
and inquired, "Are you still expecting 100?" There was a 
pause, and then the woman replied, "Yes, we are." She 
hesitated again and asked, "But aren't you calling a little 

"We always check before an event," Sarver informed 

"Twelve months before," she asked incredulously. "It 
isn't until a year from next Saturday!" 

"1 don't remember exactly what I said, but I mumbled 
something," Sarver says. "And I hung up in a hurry." 
Anyway, he still handled the job. 

WPI Journal I October 1975 I 13 

Ron Sarver has been handling so many jobs of late that 
he is branching out. Not long ago he and Willie 
Newcomb, Steve Engel. and Dave Pulzetti, all members or 
the class of '74. drove up Mt. Greylock, the highest moun- 
tain in the Berkshires and in the state ot Massachusetts. 
"The \ iew was fabulous, " he says, "and we noticed that 
the Bascomb Lodge, which is right on top, was tor sale. 
Somebody suggested that we buv the place, so we did." 

Nov* Sarver is not only president of his catering firm, 
he is also president of the Sunset Management Corporation 
which controls Bascomb Lodge. "Willie, Steve, and Dave 
run the show up there," he reports. "The hotel, the 
restaurant, the gift shop, the works. They're keeping the 
place tilled. I'm more or less a silent partner." 

AT THE START ot Sarver's career, there were days 
when the sledding was rough. "We did a lot of 
business back then," he says, "but we didn't own so much 
as a table service. We rented everything. The overhead 
was terrific." 

At first practically every dollar he made was plowed 
back into the business. "I never borrowed a cent, though." 
he recalls proudlv. Such austerity at the beginning is now 
paying off handsomely. He has a $250,000 investment in 
his new Randolph commissary and it's practically all paid 
tor. Gone are the paper cups, plates, and plastic cutlery 
which he had to use when he first started out. Now he 
can accommodate 2,800 people complete with dishes and 
gold or sikerplated place settings. He has his own tables, 
chairs, portable ovens, barbecues, and linens. He has a 
permanent staff of 23 including a tull-time chef and cooks, 
all ot whom are perfectly happy right where they are. 
How main bosses could they find who would serve the 
help roast beet when they're catering a party at which the 
guests .ire eating chicken? Gary Berlin, '71, who is em- 
ployed in the atomic energy field, so much enjoys being a 
part-time maitre </' tor Sarver that he commutes to 
Massachusetts from Connecticut on special occasions. 

"My motto is to treat the customers and the employees 
well and the profit will take care ot itself," says Sarver. 

Some of the profit, which has taken 'care of itself, can 
now be used for personal enjoyment. He has owned two 
Mercedes Ben/es and taken trips to Europe, Israel, and 
Haw. in. last spring he spent a month in Puerto Rico. On 
the oilier hand, he hasn't found an apartment that suits 
him. so he still lives with his parents in Hull. A genial but 
bus\ bachelor, he doesn't plan on marriage until his 
business is more self-sustaining. 

"I usuall) reserve Fridays tor dating," he reports. "But 
win should I bother," he jokes. "Everybody else is 
looking around tor me. Everyone knows that 'perfect little 
lewish girl.' 

Sarver claims that at catered functions it is not at all 
unusual for a nice Jewish grandmother to spend a full ten J 
minutes telling him all about her granddaughter. He laughs 
"In my business," he explains, "the phrase 'Have 1 got a 
girl for you' is as common as knishes." 

He feels that his aunt in Newton probably has the right 
slant on his matrimonial prospects. "But Ronnie," she 
worries, "if you get married, who will cater the wedding?' 


14 O, tobm !'//'> WPI Journal 

ake a 

4 MERICA, the so-called 'land of 
A. milk and honey', is certainly a land 
infinite opportunities," says Ronald 
Chand, '65, president of Arsee 
;sign & Manufacturing, Inc. in Wor- 
ker. "Where else in the world could 
.tranger from a foreign land walk into 
Dank and an hour later emerge with 
ery cent necessary to acquire his own 
siness — especially when the only 
llateral he had to offer was his 
ucation, his ambition, and a dream?" 
Chand, a native of India, who proudly 
came a naturalized citizen last 
'cember, first put foot on American 
HI back in 1963. Ever since that day 
s had a love affair with America and 

"Why shouldn't I," he asks. "Since 
• moment I arrived, everyone has 
le out of his way to be helpful." 
For example, it was the dean of 
ston University, which his brother 
s attending, who introduced Chand to 

"Not only did he drive me from 
ston to WPI," he says, "he also 
ocked on doors with me until I found 
uitable apartment near the campus." 
was a welcome which the 19-year- 
1, fresh from India, would never for- 

Once at WPI, Chand became the 
dent of Prof. Carl Johnson and Prof. 
>nald Zwiep, whom he credits with 
Iping to shape his career. It was 
ough the late Prof. Johnson and his 
ociation with Presmet Corp. in Wor- 
ker that he became interested in 

jwder metallurgy. 
"And Prof. Zwiep encouraged me all 

«>ng the way," says Chand, who 

t reived his MS in mechanical engineer- 

i ! in 1965. 

After leaving WPI and doing 
graduate work at Michigan State and 
Brown University, Chand became 
associated with Mott Metallurgical Corp. 
in Farmington, Conn. Inside of four 
years he was promoted from project 
engineer to assistant plant manager. He 
also worked for Tungsten Carbide Pro- 
ducts, the firm where he did his 
master's thesis and which later 
established a fellowship for him at WPI. 

Two years ago when Tungsten 
Carbide Products came up for sale, 
Chand approached a commercial bank 
which so thoroughly believed in his 
potential and that of the company that 
it lent him all the money he needed to 
take over the business. The faith which 
the bank showed in Chand and his firm 
has already borne fruit. 

Arsee Design & Mfg., Inc. is a one- 
of-a-kind company in Massachusetts. It 
manufactures hot pressed and sintered 
carbides and specializes in powder metal 
and related tooling. 

"Actually," Chand relates, "tungsten 
carbide is the hardest alloy known next 
to diamonds, and we are the only firm 
in the state which makes the product. It 
is used where wear application requires 
the hardest material possible. There is a 
ready market for it in the Northeast, 
which we serve." 

The company which Chand 
purchased had originally made rough 
carbide. Arsee not only makes carbide, 
it finishes it. It has become a 
manufacturer and fabricator of carbide. 

Powdered metals are pressed together 
and presintered at a low temperature, 
(1700 degrees F) so that the wax that 
holds the slugs is burned away. The 
substance then becomes like chalk and 
can be machined to proper shape and 
size. It is then vacuum sintered at 
around 2600 degrees F to obtain full 
density and strength. 

Chand emphasizes that his company 
can customize and shape the product to 
suit the buyer. Preforms can be made 
close to the finished product. The shop 
is fully equipped (including a Swiss 
electric discharge machine) to finish 
carbide preforms. 

"We serve a number of industries," 
he reports, "even though our specialty 
is powder metal dies." 

Among those who are customers of 
Arsee are manufacturers in the spring, 
machine building, stamping, machining, 
wire, wood, screw, and coated wire 
industries. "When you come right down 
to it, we make carbide for almost every 
industry in Worcester," Chand relates. 

Currently Arsee employs five people 
in the manufacture of carbide and 
powder metal tools, but business is good 
and there are tentative plans for 
expansion. The company could easily be 
geared to make large quantity parts, too. 

"When the time is right, we'll 
decide," Chand says. Whenever he 
makes up his mind, it will undoubtedly 
be the right decision. It's a family trait. 

The great grandson of a shepherd, 
and son of a high school teacher and a 
nurse, Ronald Chand (along with two 
brothers and two sisters), has fared well 
because of what his parents decided 
years ago — to educate their children 
in America. 

Chand says, "It's worked out 
wonderfully for us in America. I met 
my wife, Pamela Sawin, here, and we 
were married in 1968. All of the 
Chands have acquired graduate degrees, 
including two PhD's. The main thing is 
that no other country on earth offers 
the opportunities that this one does, in 
spite of what you read in certain news- 
papers! " 

He cites the case of the early New 
England settlers who had to clear away 
trees and dig rocks out of the ground 
before they could profitably live off of 
the land. 

"They had to work hard," says 
Chand, "but opportunity was waiting 
for them right underneath their feet. All 
they had to do was go after it. It can 
still be done today." 

Ronald Chand is successful, not 
because he asked what his adopted 
country could do for him, but because 
he asked what he could do for himself 
and his country — then went ahead 
and did it. America did well to answer 
in kind. 


WPI Journal I October 1975 1 15 

retail \^aiiaii u> t tiic inyii ocao 


and mainsails 

Back in 1956 the term "Women's 
Lib'' was unheard of. WPI had never 
granted a degree to a woman (much 
less to a husband-and-wife team!). 
And the college had yet to award a 
graduate degree in physics. But on June 
7. 1957 Audrey and Alan Carlan changed 
all that. ("I didn't invent Women's Lib 
that day.'' Audre\ says, "although I guess 
you could say I gave it a quiet boost. ") 

On that day. tor the first time WPI 
conferred a degree on a coed — and 
her husband. Both Carlans were 
awarded master of science degrees in 
physics, the first so given by the college. 

"Six weeks after commencement our 
first child. Stephen, was born," Audrey 
recalls. "He was the first baby with a 
\\ PI alumna as his mother." 

The Carlans came to WPI with an 
impressive track record. Natives of 
Brooklyn, they met in an analytical 
geometry class at Brooklyn College 
where tney graduated in 1951 with a 
pair of BA's in mathematics. Later Alan 
served with the Marines, and when he 
was commissioned a second lieutenant 
lie and Audrey were married. After his 
discharge in 19^ they studied al 
George Washington University. 

In 1954 the C arlans were assigned to 
the research center at American Optical 
( o. in South bridge, Mass.. and also 
enrolled on a part-time basis at WPI to 
work on advanced degrees. At A() Alan 
was .i physicist in research and Audrey a 
mathematical physicist in the optical 
computing system. Boih played an 
important pan in developing the highly 
publicized wide-screen Podd-AO 

process used to lilm and project the 
movies Oklahoma'' and "Around the 
World in so I >ays." 

After leaving AO and WPI, the 
family settled in Pennsylvania where 
Alan founded a successful business in 
Scottsdale. As president of Power 
Components, Inc., he directed the 
production of various types of rectifiers, 
regulators, switching devices, and other 
solid-state electronic components. Alan's 
idea for developing the components was 
hatched while he was doing graduate 
work in solid state physics at WPI. 
Later he implemented his idea while 
studying at Mellon Institute on a fellow- 
ship. The company's products are used 
in radios, TV sets, automotive parts, 
missiles, and other industrial and mili- 
tary equipment. 

Since 1966 the Carlans have been 
living in California where they've dis- 
covered all-year sunshine and all-year 
sports. "Sailboating is our passion," 
Audrey reports. "We have a 29-foot 
sloop ('Cal 29) and enjoy cruising and 

All five Carlans race — and quite 
successfully. They just purchased a new 
home, with double the area of the pre- 

vious one, "to hold all the trophies," 
they joke. Last summer they participatec 
in a cruise race from Los Angeles to 
Santa Barbara and return. 

"Sailing a boat can be quite scientif- 
ic," Audrey explains. "There are all 
sorts of forces and pressures acting on 
the boat and the sails, and trimming 
sails to maximize speed and minimize 
leeway must be carefully done." 

Along with the sailboat goes knowin 
the rules of the road. Alan joined the 
U.S. Power Squadrons and then 
proceeded to take courses in 
seamanship, advanced piloting, junior 
navigation, navigation, weather, sail, an« 
engine maintenance. According to 
Audrey, the Power Squadron is not as 
liberated as WPI and doesn't admit 
women as members, but they do allow 
women to take courses. So she signed 
up and became the only woman navi- 
gator in the Redondo Beach Power 
Squadron at the time. Then she and 
Alan taught navigation, and Alan also 
taught sail. 

The Carlans: (from right) Stephen, Audrey, Susan, Alan, and David 

16 I October 1975 WPI Journal 

To support their hobby, Alan works 
Rockwell International as manager of 
vanced process development for the 
icroelectronics Division. He is in 
arge of developing new products and 
icesses to be used in computers, 
culators, and processors. 
Audrey is an associate professor of 
ithematics and computer science at 
s Angeles Southwest College. She is 

chairman of the math department 
i computer science coordinator. 
.SW is one of nine community 
leges in the LA Community College 
strict. She has been there for seven 
irs, one year less than the college 

The Carlan children are very active. 
|th Stephen and David earned Eagle 

k in Boy Scouts. Stephen also earned 
bronze palm. Stephen ranked sixth 

his graduating class of over 700 at 
llling Hills H.S. in Palos Verdes, Cal. 
1 1 plans to enter Cal Tech. David has 
i 5ped one year of school and expects 
| attend Harbor College while com- 

ting high school this year. He is 
iking forward to attending U.C. in 

) Diego as a premed student. Susan, 
has been in the Girl Scouts. She and 
brothers have given numerous piano 
|itals, and Susan plays the guitar as 

1 I. She is an animal lover and has a 

bunny called Honey. She follows in 
family tradition, by qualifying for 
'bra in 8th grade. 

To the women now at WPI, Audrey 
>: "Let me remind you that when I 
nded classes, I had to carry a 
iies' sign around with me, because 
restrooms were all for men. Because 
)ur daytime jobs at AO, Alan and I 
nded at night. By the final semester 
)ur third year I was pregnant and 
jging, but, everything went O.K. 
'One further incident that seems 
jsing — now! We had to get our 
ipleted theses in by a certain dead- 
. We started out from Southbridge, 
suddenly I discovered that the corn- 
ed copies of my important computa- 
is were missing. Luckily, I had a 
)licate copy to submit instead. Years 
r, driving along, I had to make a 
y sharp stop. The original copies 
le flying out of the bottom of the 
it seat carpet of the car! 
'1 feel that I am a 'quiet women's 
■ )er'. I hope 1 have helped show that 
men can compete, at least mentally, 
h men." 


This year Oliver B. Jacobs, 10, has 
had good reason to celebrate. He has 
a satisfying career to look back on, he 
attended his 65th reunion at WPI in 
June, and in August he took a bride! 

"Jake," as he is known to his friends, 
likes to talk about the "good old days," 
but at 86 he still knows how to enjoy 
the present and look to the future. The 
spirit that inspired his inventive mind 
still runs strong. 

"Actually," he admits, "it was the 
Depression that spurred me on in the 
inventing field. I was with Bell Labs and 
some engineers were being laid off. 1 
was afraid my turn would be next. I 
had to think of something worthwhile." 

So, in order not to lose his job, 
Oliver Jacobs went home, sat down at 
his desk, and invented something — an 
invention which was to play a big part 
in making it possible to use underwater 
cable to transmit telephone messages 
across the oceans. 

"At first everyone thought that the 
invention was just another of lake's 
crazy ideas," he laughs. Crazy or not, 
his idea worked. The plan called for the 
use of amplifiers uniformly spaced along 
the cable on the sea bottom. These 
would use vacuum tubes energized by 
direct current passing through all of the 
tubes in a continuous path from shore 
to shore. Very long life operation would 
be obtained by using very low voltages 
and currents in the tubes. The resulting 
restriction of the signal output power 
capacity would be no handicap: the 
inputs could be much lower than on 
land lines because the bottom of the 
ocean is the quietest place on earth. 

This particular invention, one of his 
20 patents, helped establish the basis 
upon which modern transoceanic cables 
operate today. Another Jacobs' 
invention keeps the current supplied to 
the cable constant despite differences in 
earth potential due to magnetic storm 

His career at AT&T started when he 
took a summer job with the company 
just prior to his senior year in college. 
In 1925 he was transferred to Bell Labs 
where he retired in 1954 at the age of 
65. "Then another company leased my 
services to the Bell Labs until my 
'second' retirement in 1963," he recalls 
with obvious relish. 

"I worked on telephone problems all 
those years," he says, "taking time out 
only for World War I." He is modest 
about his war services, saying that 
during his tour of duty in France he 
"didn't do much." He was, however, a 
member of the staff of the chief signal 
officer and was in charge of providing 
telephone and telegraph equipment in 
the Signal Corps offices of the American 
Expeditionary Forces. 

Once away from war and his duties 
at AT&T, he and his late wife, DeEtte, 
became involved in community activities 
in Morristown, N. J. They were busy 
with gardening circles, the Red Cross, 
Girl Scouts, and conservation organiza- 
tions. Jacobs served as former chairman 
of the Morristown Board of Adjustment. 
From the age of 11, when he published 
his own newspaper, until failing eyesight 
forced him to give it up, he enjoyed 
do-it-yourself printing. He continues to 
be a man of many interests. 

This year he brought with him a 
charming lady. Miss Marian Bathgate, 
82, to help celebrate his 65th class re- 
union at WPI. On August 23rd they 
were married. "We're having a wonder- 
ful time," he declares. "And we hope to 
have many more good years together." 

Oliver Jacobs is always looking 


WPI Journal I October 1975 I 17 

Now you see him 

Milton Berle calls him "Fantastic — the 
greatest magician 1 have seen." Alice Cooper has 
told him, "If ever I can help you, let me know." And 
fellow magicians at the Magic Castle in Hollywood have 
nominated him two years in a row "visiting magician of 
the year award," an Oscar-caliber award for magicians. 

Such unsolicited endorsement from star performers is 
music to the ears of Worcester's Steve Dacri, '74, who 
was bitten by the magic bug at age six and has been on 
stage professionally since he was twelve. 

"Berle calls me a magician," he says (Dacri has 
appeared on TV with him), "but I consider myself an 
entertainer first and foremost." 

When it comes right down to brass tacks, just what 
Steve Dacri actually is, besides a prodigious success, is 
hard to pin down. Still living in the Worcester area, he 
crisscrosses the country hundreds of times a year to 
entertain at nightclubs, resorts, trade shows, conventions, 
and college campuses. A veteran of over 350 TV shows, 
he now has his own weekly television show, "The Steve 
Dacri Magical Mystery Tour," which is aired in New 
England. He owns the Steve Dacri Magic and Fun Shop 
directly across from the Worcester Public Library. He is 
opening a magic school, is about to publish a book, and 
operates a magician's booking service and a nationwide 
mail-order business. 

Dacri smiles as he describes the birth of his mail-order 
business. "It all came about as a direct result of the WPI 
Plan," he recalls. "Ken Nourse, who was Director of 
Admissions when I was applying at Tech, told me that 
the school was instituting the plan. That sounded like 
something I could get my teeth into." 

Right away he began to work on his project, a book 
about the mail-order business, one that he has since 
updated and is planning to publish. "Instead of going 
around interviewing mail-order executives, 1 decided to 
start my own business and write up the results," he says. 

Being a magician, I naturally handled magicians' tricks 
.iihI supplies — and still do." 

I). kn went one step further than most businessmen. 
He invented a number of tricks and novelties himself and 
retailed them through mail order. His most successful was 
what he <.alls a "shrunken penny." 

While Still at WPI. I sold 50,000 of those pennies 
the very first year," he reports, "And even today they're 
selling ai the rate ol about 5,0< K I .i yeai 

Orders |<,i numerous other products poured in. "My 

fraternity roommate practically had to move out," he 

relates. "Our room, the main base for my operations 
while I was at Tech, was filled to overflowing with 
inventory, orders, and boxes. It was quite a sight!" 

So successful was this venture that Dacri left WPI in 
1972 to devote himself exclusively to entertainment and 
business. "At the time I was giving dozens of 
performances throughout the country every month and 
running the business, too. There weren't enough hours in 
the day." 

He did, however, manage to squeeze in enough time 
to earn an associate's degree from Quinsigamond 
Community College in Worcester. "My WPI project 
helped me out a lot at Quinsig," he says. "They gave me 
a full semester's credit for the research I had done on my 

His formal education over, Dacri declares that he hasn'i 
done a day of work since. All he does, he confides, is hav 
"fun." Most people would consider Dacri's 'fun' absolutel 
exhausting — ; such as his performing at the national trade 
shows, just one of the many facets of his thriving career. 

"I do ten-minute shows every ten minutes all day at tH 
trades," he reports. "It's my job to catch the attention of 
prospective buyers and sell them on what ever product I 
happen to be representing." He feels that by working the 
trades he not only sells his sponsor's products, he also 
promotes magic and, of course, his own talents. Spin-off 
contracts have been rewarding. 

In order to become familiar with the manufacturer's 
products initially, he meets with company executives who 
bone him up on the selling points of the products. Then 
he creates a special magic act to spotlight those selling 
points, always with an eye toward making a sale. 

Apparently he has been doing quite a job. Already he 
has worked for Speidel watchbands; the National Elec- 
tronics Show in Boston; the Premium Show at the 
Coliseum in New York City; the Tobacco Show; and th 
recent National Entertainment Conference in Washington, 
D.C., at which President Ford and comedian Redd Foxx 
were guests. 

"One of the highlights of my year is doing the Toy Fa 
in New York City," he confesses. "It's held in February, 
but even then the toy buyers are looking ahead to the 
next December. Christmas decorations get everyone in a 
festive mood. It doesn't make any difference that the big 
day is months away." 

18 October 1975 WPI Journal 

Another highlight for Dacri is when he's booked at the 
jntainbleau in Miami for an organization such as the 
oriel Meeting Planners. "It's a fantastic place to sell at," 
reports. Last year when he was at the Fountainbleau he 

one of his better selling jobs. (Or was it magic?) 
"There was an attractive secretary a few booths away 
m me and 1 told myself that she was the one," he 
eals. After each of his ten-minute shows he spent ten 
lutes with the secretary. When she left for Detroit, he 

he'd been seeing her, a statement which she took with 
Tain of salt. Today Sheryl Ollie is now Mrs. Steve 
cri of Westboro. 
'She's wonderful," he enthuses, "and is fitting right into 

Worcester scene. She even works with two assistants 
he mail order department." He laughs. "Last, but not 
it, she acts as a guinea pig for my newest tricks. I prac- 

three hours a day and naturally I want to get her reac- 
1 when I'm perfecting a new routine." 
One routine that Mrs. Dacri OK'd was his famous cup 
i ball trick, redesigned with a special twist just for her. 
; night he presented her with an engagement ring, he 
>t putting balls under an overturned cup and asking her 
v many there were. She guessed there were two, but 
en she lifted the cup the balls were gone. Only a box 
h a ring remained. She didn't even protest when he 
'ed her into three pieces just 48 hours prior to their 
dding last February. After all, he did manage to get her 
i k together again for the ceremony. 

Once he has perfected his routines, be it cutting up 
ladies in magic boxes or his real specialty, close-up sleight- 
of-hand tricks, Steve Dacri is all set to go on stage. "Ex- 
cept for the dialogue," he admits. "I've paid writers to 
write dialogue for me, but the minute I step before an 
audience my mind goes completely blank. Every audience 
is different," he declares. "A set script just doesn't work. 
You've got to feel out what people's reactions will be and 
suit your patter to them on the spot." 

Dacri is a master of spontaneous patter and an ac- 
complished comedian. He definitely is not in need of a 
script. He has an inexhaustible supply of one-liners which 
evidently come from thin air as do the bewildering array 
of magic cards, scarves, and ropes which appear from 
nowhere and do improbable things. 

To a goggle-eyed youngster who had the gall to suggest 
on stage that Dacri might have something up his sleeve, 
the magician quipped, "How old are you, son?" 

"Eight," came the reply. 

"Do you want to be nine?" 

Goggle-eyes looked very solemn, as if Dacri, with a 
swish of his magic want, were about to make him disap- 
pear. The audience loved it. 

That is another of the secrets of Dacri 's success — 
audience participation. The kids fall all over themselves 
when he asks for assistants, with adults running a close 
second. None of them can wait to have their pockets 
picked, in fact none of them believe it's even happened 
until they suddenly discover that they have been com- 
pletely stripped of wallets and jewelry. Billed as "the 
fastest hands in the world," Dacri lives up to that 
reputation as he skillfully separates the valuables from his 
unsuspecting "assistants." Although Fagin, the prototype 
pickpocket, would be proud of such cunning, police depar- 
tments all over the country are undoubtedly relieved that 
he has chosen a more legitimate profession. 

These days Dacri is heavily into the entertainment 
aspect of his career, leaving the mail-order department 
primarily in the hands of his bride and the magic shop in 
the care of two employees. He also employs several agents, 
a lawyer, and accountant, and a business manager. 

"Performing is what I love best," he says. "I built up 
the rest of the business and now feel free to give most of 
the responsibility to somebody else." 

Recently he appeared on the "New England Journal" on 
Channel 3 in Hartford; Worcester's Channel 27 state lot- 
tery drawing; and "News Magazine" in Denver. Right 
now he's negotiating for a possible stint in Las Vegas and a 
guest spot on a national TV show. He's scheduled to do 
ten "Take One" shows with Paul Benzaquin in Channel 7 
in Boston and his magic school is slated to open soon at 
the Sheraton-Lincoln in Worcester. His career just keeps 
booming along. 

Steps to success? Dacri advises: (1) set limited goals for 
yourself and meet them ; (2) keep those goals within 
reason so that you don't get discouraged and fail; (3) 

don't generalize by saying, "I want to be rich and 

lly considering 
do to get there, and (4) most of all, pick a profession that 

famous," without really considering what it is you have to 

i (4) 
you have a passion for. 


WPI Journal I October 1975 I 19 

The data on which these class notes are 
based had all been received by the Alumni 
Association before September 15, when it 
was compiled for publication. Information re- 
ceived after that date will be used in suc- 
ceeding issues of the WPI Journal. 


Franklin Green was honored on the 
occasion of his 90th birthday when he was 
guest of honor at a dinner given him by 
members and friends of the Salt Creek 
Baptist Church. Well known in the Dallas 
area, he went there to teach high school 
mathematics in 1943. Later he was elected 
Polk County superintendent of schools and 
served for eight years. Until last fall, he 
taught calculus at Portland Community 
College and still tutors students. He is 
presently planning a trip to Alaska. 


Sumner A. Davis writes that his son, 
Sumner D. Davis II (M.D.), passed away on 
June 19, 1975. 


Ray Crouch has a new address: Park Forest 
Apts., Apt. 234, 3605 Villaverde Ave., Dallas, 
Texas, 75234. 


The Non-Ferrous Division of the Wire 
Association has selected Maurice G. Steele 
to write a chapter for a forthcoming non 
ferrous handbook to be published by the 
association. Mr. Steele's chapter will be 
devoted to the carbon-block brazing of 
copper wire, a superior method of joining 
copper wire that he perfected while he was 
attached to the Research Center of Rome 
(NY I Cable Corp. 


Constantino J. G. Orfanos writes that in 
recent years he has been active with Electric 
Utility Equipment projects in Brazil, Columbia, 

Greece, and Taipei, Taiwan. He 
has been concerned primarily with thermal 
rind nuclear electric power plants Last 
sumrr ■ i his children while on a trip 

lo (he West Co ■< 


Currently Jeremiah H. Vail is manager of 
equal employment opportunity at U.S. Steel 
Corporation in Pittsburgh. 


Charles S. Frary, Jr., retired in July 
following 41 years at American Biltrite, 
Cambridge, Mass. (formerly Boston Woven 
Hose & Rubber Co.). He has been living at 
camp while completing a new home in 
Northwood, N.H. 


Dr. Paul R. Shepler is manager of piston 
ring and seal development at Koppers Co., 
Inc., in Baltimore, Maryland. 


Morton S. Fine was awarded the 
distinguished service certificate by the 
National Council of Engineering Examiners 
(NCEE) at their annual meeting held in 
Boston in August. A former long-term 
member of the Connecticut Board of 
Registration for Professional Engineers and 
Land Surveyors, he was recognized for his 
outstanding contributions in the area of 
safeguarding the public welfare through 
promotion of engineering registration. He 
served twelve years as a member of the state 
regulatory board, including three terms each 
as chairman and vice chairman. 

Fine has served NCEE in committee 
assignments primarily relating to development 
of the examinations and establishment of 
uniform standards for registration by the 
states. He is a registered professional 
engineer and land surveyor in the Northeast 
and a registered landscape architect in 
Connecticut and Massachusetts. He is also a 
planner in New Jersey. Since 1950 he has 
offered his services through his own firm, 
Morton S. Fine and Associates, Bloomfield, 

For many years he has been active in the 
National Society of Professional Engineers 
and has served as president of the 
Connecticut Society. He also served as 
national chairman of the Professional 
Engineers in Private Practice. The immediate 
past president of NCEE, he will remain on the 
NCEE board until next August. 


WPI Prof. Donald W. Howe Jr., drove one 
of six pollution-free vehicles that conquered 
the 6,288 foot peak in the Mt. Washington 
Alternative Vehicle Regatta held in June. His 
blue electric battery-operated car made it to 
the top in one hour and eleven minutes . . . 
Capt. Milton P. Hubley, who is with Eastern 
Air Lines, expects to retire next year . . . 
Francis L. Witkege writes that he is 
"unretired." Currently he is chief of the Earth 
Sciences Branch at the Smithsonian Science 
Information Exchange, Inc., in Washington, 


Rally Bates serves as engineering manager 
at Teledyne Relays in Hawthorne, California. 


Back to teaching math at Burlington (Vt.) 
High School is Kenneth R. Dresser, who 
recently received his MS from the University 
of Vermont. . . . Mr. and Mrs. James H. 
Hinman celebrated their 25th wedding 
anniversary on June 8th at a special dinner a 
the Harbor Beach Club in Mattapoisett, Mass 
Their son, John, graduated from high school 
that afternoon. Mr. Hinman is chief chemist 
with Revere Copper and Brass, Inc., New 
Bedford, Mass. 


Norton Co., Worcester, has appointed 
Nelson M. Calkins, Jr., as manager of 
machines and equipment for the International 
Unit of engineering and construction services 
He will be concerned with the 
implementation of a recently undertaken 
Polish program. In 1956 he started at Norton 
as a plant layout engineer. In 1963 he was 
promoted to senior engineer and in 1970 to 
area engineer in the Grinding Wheel Division. 
He became chief engineer of project and kiln 
engineering two years ago. . . . Donald M. 
Roun owns Music Alley in Lexington, Mass. 


Prof. Joseph S. Marcus, associate dean of 
the school of engineering at the University of 
Massachusetts, was cited as an honoree by 
the UMass engineering alumni group at its 
annual awards ceremonies held on May 10th. 
He received his MSCE from the University of 
Massachusetts in 1954. 


The Charles H. Jennings Memorial Award, 
which is conferred on a student or faculty 
representative of a college for outstanding 
welding literature published in the We/ding 
Journal, has been won by Dr. Edward R. 
Funk. Dr. Funk shared the prize with three 
coauthors for the article, "Suppression of 
Spiking on Partial Penetration EB Welding 
with Feedback Control." He is an assistant 
professor in the metallurgy department at 
MIT; assistant manager of the technical 
service department at Goodyear Aerospace 
Corp.; cofounder and president of Johnston 
Er Funk Titanium Corporation in Wooster, 
Ohio; cofounder and president of Astro 
Metallurgical Corporation in Wooster; and 
founder and president of the Funk 
Metallurgical Corporation. Currently he is an 
associate professor in the department of 
welding engineering at Ohio State University. 
He was a WPI term trustee from 1969 to 


Edward C. Perry works for Radio Shack, 
Palm Springs, California. . 

20 OetOtm 1976 WPI Journal 

western Electric 

Moving phone calls 
bit by bit. 

To meet the growing demand for communica- 
tions facilities, the people at Western Electric 
and Bell Labs have developed digital 
techniques, which dramatically increase the number 
Df phone calls that can be carried over existing wires. 

In digital communications, a voice signal is 
sampled 8,000 times a second. Each sample 
'epresents the amplitude of the voice's wave pattern 
Dn a scale from 1 to 256. This measurement is coded 
n binary form as a series of pulses or "bits." 
\nd the code is transmitted to the receiving end 
vhere it's decoded to faithfully recreate the voice. 
3ecausethis is a sampling technique, the pulses 
1 epresenting a number of voice signals can be 
' nterleaved. For example, the T1 System, work- 
horse of the Bell System's evolving digital 
; letwork, transmits 24 simultaneous conversations 
t )n two pairs of wire. 

Development of digital techniques has 
f lemanded close coordination between designer 
j nd manufacturer. Interleaving 24 conversations 

>n wire pairs originally intended to carry a 
6 ingle voice signal meant designing theT1 
i iystem to fitthe characteristics of cable already 

i place. It meant manufacturing components 
[ lat operate with clockwork precision, since 
I ie system must transmit a "bit" precisely every 

48 nanoseconds. (The time it takes light to" 

avel about 650 feet.) And because the stream 
[ f pulses must be regenerated at about one mile 
; itervals — often in manholes under busy city 
i treets— the components must be extremely stable. 

Engineers at Western Electric's plant in 
flassachusetts are working with Bell Labs on a 
! 'ide range of design and manufacturing innova- 
fons. For example, previous timing circuits used in 
j le regenerator for the T1 System were tuned 
■Manually. Western Electric engineers have 

eveloped a computerized process that 
I jnes the circuits faster and more accurately. 

leanwhile, Bell Labs has developed even 
. [igher capacity digital systems. The latest 
tan interleave 4,032 simultaneous conver- 
: ! ations on a pair of coaxial conductors. 

Benefit: Digital communications 
[jchniques are one more way the 
ell System is working to meet 
bur communications needs 
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to a specific frequency by 
abrading the exposed elec- 
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process by measuring the 
frequency of the timing circuit 
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WPI Journal I October 1975 1 23 

We didn't make 
this one up 

When Gordon F. Crowther, '37. was a 
little how he probahly never dreamed 
that he'd grow up to be a goose, but 
that's what he is — and not just an or- 
dinary, everyday goose, hut the biggest 
one of all! 

At the 69th annual convention of the 
Honorable Order of Blue Goose Inter- 
national held recently in Minneapolis, 
Gordon, who is engineering personnel 
administrator for the Factory Insurance 
Association in Hartford, was elected 
Most Loyal Grand Gander, the top 
postion in the Order. 

The Honorable Order of Blue Goose- 
is a fraternal organization made up of 
representatives from main facets of the 
insurance industry. Currently there are 
approximately 10,000 members with 
nearly loo ponds and puddles (chap- 
ters) throughout the U.S. and Canada. 
In spite ot Ins expanded duties with 
Blue Goose, Grand Gander Crowther 
still is a strong WPI booster. He serves 
■is chairman 01 the nominating com- 
mittee of the Alumni Association, is im- 
mediate past president of the Hartford 
Alumni ( hapter, and for six years was .1 
member of the Alumni Fund Board. He 
is also deepl) involved in the i< >th 
reunion activities of his class. Yes. busy 

indeed ' 

I l( never turned me down once 

when I've asked him to do something," 

reports Stephen I. Hebert. '66, secre- 

tary-treasurer of the Alumni Association. 

I ooks like .111 extra honk'' ,\ih\ ,1 
few "qua* ks" arc due for the Most 

I oyal ( irand ( iandei ' 


Donna J. Eteson, the daughter of WPI Prof. 
Donald C. Eteson, recently became the first 
woman dental graduate at the University of 
Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She 
and her husband, John Kishibay, notched 
another first as the first husband-and-wife 
team to graduate from the Connecticut 
school. ... Dr. Mervyn W. Perrine, a 
professor in the psychology department at 
the University of Vermont, is also a director 
of Project ABETS, which is concerned with 
the role of alcohol and marijuana in highway 
safety. The project, which is located at UVM, 
has twelve staff members and is funded by 
the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration and the National Institute on 
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Perrine 
was a cofounder of CRASH and in 1972 was 
the originator and director of the Vermont 
Symposium on Alcohol, Drugs and Driving. 
That same year he was co-recipient of the 
award of merit for research in accident 
prevention from the National Safety Council. 

Russell Turner has been promoted to 
manager of environmental and energy 
conservation engineering at Miller Brewing 
Company in Milwaukee. He had been 
Milwaukee plant engineer since 1967. In 1963 
he joined the firm as a maintenance 


Albert A. Dulac was recently promoted to 
director of technical services of the 
Semiconductor Products Division (SPD) at 
Motorola, Inc., in Scottsdale, Arizona. He will 
report to the office of the general manager of 
the SPD division. The company manufactures 
and markets solid-state components 
worldwide. . . . Frederick Krauss says that 
he is "proud, relieved, and broke." This year 
his son, Matthew, graduated from Norwich 
University; his daughter, Katherine, graduated 
from UMass; and his son, Courtney, received 
his master's degree from Georgia Institute of 
Technology. Two years ago another son, 
Clinton, earned a BA from Boston University. 
Krauss says he hasn't calculated to the 
penny what all this education has cost him. 
"If I did I'd probably be floored," he 
comments. . . . Johnson Controls, Inc. of 
Milwaukee has elected Donald Taylor as a 
director. The company makes industrial and 
environmental control equipment. 


Arnold Agulnick now holds the post of 
general manager at Roy Lapidus, Inc., in 
Newton, Mass. The firm manufactures 
hospital equipment. ... Ed Ahlstrom, long 
associated with Avco Corp., has been active 
on the steering committee for building a new 
church in his community. Presently he serves 
with the American Field Service Program 
committee which selects students to study 
abroad. . Sailing, travel, skiing, jogging, 
and tennis are the outside interests of 
Raymond L. Alvey, Jr., who is located in 
Lakewood, Ohio. The Alveys have four 
children, one daughter already a college 
graduate; a son and daughter still in college; 
and another daughter in school in Maine. 

. . . Richard E. Amidon, vice president fo 
manufacturing for New Hampshire Ball 
Bearings, Inc., Peterborough, is currently 
town moderator in Hancock, N.H. For twe 
years he served as selectman. He is also a 
trustee of the Peterborough Savings Bank. 
. . . Although he used to be a sports car 
racer, John O. Archibald, Jr., says that r 
hobbies are now less "virile." At the prese 
time he's interested in antique car restorati 
antique guns, amateur radio, sailing, golf, i 
sculpture (mobiles and stabiles). A 
professional engineer, he has been associa 
with the Carborundum Company for twelv< 
years. He belongs to ACS, ASME, AIME, t 
Engineering Society of Buffalo and the Ne\ 
York State Society of Professional Enginee 
George S. Barna, Jr., is manager of th< 
Tiros program at RCA-Astrol Electronics 
Division in Princeton, N.J. He is an associa 
fellow of AIAA and was a member of a tea 
which received an award for developing th( 
return beam vidicon camera. He is listed in 
Who's Who in the East; Who's Who in Ne\ 
Jersey; and American Men Er Women in 
Science and Engineering (12th edition). 
. . . Twenty patents, mostly in exposure 
control and control systems in the 
photographic field, have been granted to 
John P. Burgarella, who is director of 
engineering for electronics at Polaroid Corp 
in Cambridge, Mass. He has pioneered the 
use of electronics and electro-mechanical 
devices in amateur cameras and 
instrumentation design for photometry and 
camera manufacturing. He designed 
magnetics and electronics for Model 100-401 
series camera and managed the technology 
for the SX-70 system including control, 
integrated circuitry, solenoids, motor, and 
"flashbar". Son Paul is in the class of 1979 

Joseph J. Burgarella, Jr., who is with 
Avco in Wilmington, Mass., enjoys carpentr 
and gardening. His son, Jim, is a WPI 
student. . Richard H. Carlson, now chie 
control and development engineer at U.S. 
Steel in Worcester, began work there as a 
lab. technician 25 years ago. He belongs to 
ACS, SPE, the Wire Association, and ASTfl 
Currently he is chairman of the electrical an 
electronic division for SPE. ... For 23 years 
Harvey W. Carrier has been employed at \ 
United Technologies Corporation. Presently 3 
he is associated with facilities planning, 
which is involved with Pratt & Whitney 
customer assistance in planning and the 
overhauling of jet engines. A grandfather, h 
hobbies include bicycling, photography, wo 
carving, and piano playing. He is a 
professional engineer in Massachusetts and 
has had one patent issued. . . . Everett S 
Child, Jr., of E.S. Child, Jr. Real Estate, is t 
director of the National Association of 
Realtors. He is also a registered 
representative for Investors Diversified 
Services and is located in Seekonk, Mass. 
. . . John T. Cocker writes that he has taker "" 
up recreation "in earnest," chiefly, sailing. e 
Connected for many years with 
communications technology at Bell Labs, H ju 
claims that he has enjoyed microelectronics,, 
but "little fame." 

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24 October 197b WPI Journal 

i ire dancing, traveling, and church work 
up the spare time of Henry S. Coe, Jr. 
;ntly he is serving in a staff position in 
hivision responsible for the operation of 
•uildings at Polaroid in Cambridge, Mass. 
Richard Connell's 16-year-old daughter, 
e, has won her school basketball team's 
'und trophy for two years running, while 
Martin, 17, is an actor with a bent for 
. Connell, who is with W and H 
eyor Systems in Carlstadt, N.J., has 
n a beard and is taking up yoga. . . . 
"Pete" Cummings, Jr., president and 
r al manager of Lowell Corporation 
s: "My great grandfather, John E. 
air, was head of the math department at 
my grandfather, Louis C. Smith, 
lated from WPI; my two sons, Dave, 
nd Steve, will both graduate from WPI; 
ompany was founded by WPI faculty; 
he company currently participates in 
plan projects. Without a doubt, WPI is a 
jart of my past, present, and future!" 
r. Donald W. Dodge is technical 
ger of the film department at duPont in 
ington, Delaware. 

hough Stanley Friedman is president 
aulding Fibre Co., a subsidiary of 
igram Industries, Inc., Tonawanda, N.Y., 
>o serves as a vice president of 
>gram Industries. He is a director of 
len-Greatbotch Electronics, vice 
nan of NEMA, and vice president and a 
Der of the executive committee of the 
d Way of the Tonawandas. ... A 
ed professional planner in New Jersey, 
-Id W. Giles is serving his second term as 
irer of the New Jersey chapter of the 
| eas Institute of Planners. He is planning 
j or of Wayne Township, N.J. and has 
1 n several magazine articles on planning, 
i /illiam C. Griggs' 16-year-old competed 
d Junior Olympics and AAU National 

Irs meet last year, all of his six children 
active competitive swimmers. He is 
Buffalo Forge in Colorado. . . . This fall 
I ed Grimwade's son,John, entered WPI. 
i ,/ade serves as treasurer and manager of 
s larlton (Mass.) Woolen Co. He is also 
mor of the Southbridge Water Supply 
l \ dvisory director of the Worcester 
| y National Bank, and trustee of the 
I bridge Savings Bank. . . . Earle A. 
^ rom is vice president for operations at 
< /ne Rodney Metals in New Bedford, 
il He is also a director of Vitraman, Inc., 
BMgeport, Conn. . . . The president of 
/side Motor Company, Holden, Mass., 
I J. Harrington, Jr., is currently the 
or of the New England Ford Dealers' 
tising Fund and the New England 
rs' Parts Co-op. Also he is a member of 
anning board and a trustee of the 
' in Holden; an advisory committee 
Der of the First Federal Bank in 
faster; and a corporator of Holden 
■t:t Hospital. 

*;ently Bartlett H. Hastings is district 
i executive, BSA, Chester County 
J:il, West Chester, Pa. The family has 
Wid from Maine to Florida in their 
*f ;r. . . . John L. Hawley, manager of 
:jir engineering at Walworth Company in 
ii, N.J., is a professional engineer in 
/(lersey. The Hawleys like spending their 
$Dns in Wingarsheek, West Gloucester, 

at their cottage. . . . Sumner W. Herman is 
president and treasurer of Insurance 
Marketing Associates, Worcester. He is an 
insurance adviser and was listed in the 1974 
edition of Who's Who in Massachusetts. . . . 
Now the manager of Middle East operations 
for Dames & Moore, Malcolm D. Horton 
expects to be residing in Beirut, Lebanon in 
the near future. . . . Richard N. Jones 
serves as product development manager at 
A.C. Lawrence Leather Co., Peabody, Mass. 
He was editor of the New England Tanners' 
Club book, Leather Facts, which is now in its 
sixth printing. He is past president of the 
Tanners' Club and is active in the American 
Leather Chemists' Association. He is an 
original member (now snare drum sergeant) 
of the nationally known Linn Village Drum 
Band, which participated last year in the 
700th anniversary celebration of the city of 
Rothenburg in Germany. 

Frank S. Jurcak is manager of control 
systems at Turbo-Power & Marine, Inc., a 
subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. in 
Farmington, Conn. He belongs to ASME and 
IEEE. . . . Francis E. Kearney currently 
works as plant manager of Monsanto 
Company's Bircham Bend Plant in 
Springfield, Mass. He serves as director of 
the Greater Springfield Chamber of 
Commerce, chairman of the Horizons section 
of the Wilbraham Bicentennial Committee 
and is past chairman of the western 
Massachusetts section of AlChE . . . A 
registered professional engineer, G. Willard 
King, Jr. is presently superintendent of the 
die department at Wyman-Gordon Company, 
Worcester. Last year he graduated from WPI 
a "second time" from the School of 
Industrial Management. . . . Ernest A. 
Larose continues with Thiokol Corporation in 
Huntsville, Ala., where he heads up a group 
responsible for preparing cost proposals 
related to solid propellant technology and 
rocket motor manufacture. He was the 
program manager for the first stage of the 
Spartan. missile. . . . Currently the capital 
budget coordinator for Creole Petroleum 
Corp., a subsidiary of Exxon in Venezuela, 
John C. Margo also has served as vice 
president and president of the North 
American Association, an organization that 
promotes understanding, friendship, and 
good will between the U.S. citizens living in 
Venezuela and Venezuelans. . . . George 
McAllan, who works for the New York 
Telephone Co., has two sons who are 
through college with one married. His 
sixteen-year-old daughter is well known in 
metropolitan AAU swim circles. 

At the present time Dick McMahan 
works in Washington, D.C. with the Center 
for Energy Systems, a research staff of the 
GE Energy Systems and Technology Division. 
Daughter Kathleen is at the University of 
Maryland; Andrew is in high school; and 
Martha, the family athlete, is in junior high 
school. . . . Although Robert L. Moison 
heads his own consulting firm, Robert L. 
Moison Er Associates, Inc., Apple Valley, 
Minn., he also recently helped found 
Northern Sun Products Co. The new 
company processes sunflower seeds and 
other oil-bearing materials. Moison is 
president and a part-time consultant to the 
firm. . . . Presently Dr. Herman "Art" Nied 
is employed by GE in the gas turbine 

products division in Schenectady, N.Y. His 
responsibilities include development of 
advanced methods of analysis and computer 
programs for conducting stress analysis of 
industrial gas turbine components subjected 
to elevated temperature. Art also teaches 
graduate courses at Union College in the 
evenings. . . . Francis W. Norton writes that 
since graduation he's worked in thirteen 
states and has helped to supervise forty 
projects, some funded for billions of dollars. 
Some of his projects were concerned with 
large reactors, dams, chemical plants, and the 
design of a chemical complex. He has 
received many awards for cost-saving 
suggestions. . . . Karl O. Olson is a senior 
process engineer in the ITT Royal Electric 
Division. He is active in church groups, 
F& AM and as an advisor to Loyalty Chapter 
DeMolay in Riverside, R.I. He belongs to 
ASME. ... Dr. John C. Orcutt, who is with 
Stauffer Chemical Co. in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., 
is working on So2 abatement process 
development and industrial chemical 
manufacturing processor. He is interested in 
competitive pistol shooting and is also 
principal clarinet player and trustee of the 
Northern Westchester Symphony Orchestra 
Association. . . . Also at Stauffer Chemical in 
Dobbs Ferry is Frank W. Pease, who is 
manager of purchasing for the corporate 
engineering department. Presently he is 
president of his local affiliate of the National 
Association of Purchasing Management. 


Charles H. Bouchard has been named 
marketing manager of Westinghouse Electric 
Corporation's industry equipment and 
services group. He will have worldwide staff 
marketing responsibility for the group's 
thirteen operating divisions. The group, one 
of the corporation's three major operating 
units, operates over 150 apparatus service 
facilities and field engineering locations. It 
manufactures motors, process control 
computers and instrumentation, control 
systems, and process equipment for welding 
induction heating, and ultrasonic cleaning. 
Bouchard joined the firm in 1951 on the 
graduate student course. In 1968 he was 
named a sales manager in the industrial 
systems division at Buffalo, N.Y. That same 
year he was appointed the division's product 
line manager for adjustable speed drives, a 
post he held until 1972 when he became 
industrial field sales zone manager in 

George R. Griffin was recently appointed 
to the newly-created post of associate dean 
at Anna Maria College in Paxton. He will be 
responsible for the daily operation of 
undergraduate programs, including academic 
counseling and consultation. Since 1955 he 
has been a math teacher at West Boylston 
Junior-Senior High School, where he was 
chairman of the mathematics department. He 
has been a part-time instructor at Anna Maria 
since 1967. 

WPI Journal I October 1975 I 25 

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^ FR, is presently stationed at Westover 
in Massachusetts. 


• rthan H. Pardee has opened his own 
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Drnia in Atlanta and has been appointed 

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ed: James P. O'Rourke and Miss Mary 
Dolan in Worcester on June 28, 1975. 
O'Rourke graduated from Worcester 
College and teaches at Our Lady of the 
Is School. The groom, who graduated 
the Coast Navigation School of 
■nomy, Santa Barbara, Calif., is now 
ing for his doctorate in astrophysics and 
electrical engineer and project coadviser 
hn P. Dow is in sales and marketing at 

1 iman Aircraft in Savannah, Ga. 

J radford A. Johnson received his juris 
>rate degree from the University of 
1 in June and is now an estate tax 
ley with the Internal Revenue Service in 
iO, Ohio. . . . Recently Joel B. Kameron 
ne the first graduate of City University 
w York to receive a doctor of 
;ophy degree in environmental 
iology from the school. He now teaches 
Himental psychology at Ramapo College 
w Jersey. . . . Dan B. Levinson holds 
Dsition of president at Crown Mt. 

\ ruction Corp., Aspen, Colorado. 


1 t J. Attermeyer works as a naval 
*. ect in the organization of planning and 
i eering for repairs and alterations for 

ibious ships and is located at the 
'^ Ik Naval Shipyard in Postsmouth, Va. 

rganization does the early planning for 
^ auls of amphibious ships. Attermeyer's 
alty is the field of ship stability. . . . Gary 
rn has purchased Brookside TV Sales & 
;e in Nabnasset, Mass. He is an avid 
I railroader and belongs to the 
/brook Railroad Club and the National 
;l Railroad Association. He also belongs 
; Westford Business Associates, 
ormerly a financial analyst, Neil W. 
'J ee was recently named business 
"dms manager for the Coated Abrasives 
: V on of the North American abrasive 
>4itions at Norton Co., Worcester. Before 
■ g Norton he was a project engineer with 
Jigton Co. . . . Theodor A. Heidt, who 
>$ieen a lieutenant and civil engineer in the 
' Navy, is attending Carnegie-Mellon 
h^rsity Graduate School of Industrial 
i nistration in Pittsburgh. 



15 Belmont Street, Worcester, Mess. 01605 

Serving the Ferrous and Non- Ferrous World Markets since 1888 as 
Engineers and Manufacturers of Rolling Mills, Morgoil Bearings, 
Wire Drawing Machinery and Furnace Equipment 

William G. Polk has been promoted to 
data processing officer at People's Savings 
Bank in Bridgeport, Conn. He joined the data 
processing programming staff at the bank in 
1967. Since then he has served as senior 
programmer, systems analyst, research 
analyst, and operations research analyst. 
. . . Jeffrey E. Shaw is now a section head 
at Data General, Southboro, Mass. 
. . . Malcolm Wittenberg serves as a clerk 
to Associate Justice P.B. Baldwin of the U.S. 
Court of Customs and Patent Appeals in 
Washington, D.C. 


Married: Bruce Lee Turtle and Miss Carol 
Ann McClenahan in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania 
on June 14, 1975. Mrs. Turtle, a graduate of 
Pennsylvania Valley High School, is employed 
at Penn State University. Her husband is a 
doctoral candidate at Penn State, where he is 
employed as an instructor in industrial and 
management systems engineering. 

Ernest K. Kenneway, SIM, has been 
named president of Specialty Valve and 
Controls of Fairview, Pa., a division of White 
Consolidated Industries. . . . Donald W. Rule 
has received a doctorate in physics from the 
University of Connecticut. He is a member of 
the American Society of Physicists. 
. . . Joseph Stahl has his MBA from 
American International College. 


Married: Howard G. Norcross and Miss 
Bethel Jane Bladen on June 7, 1975 in 
Chatham, Massachusetts. The best man was 
Garrett Graham, '70. Ushers from WPI were 
Peter G. Bladen and Thomas Mallory, both of 
the class of 1970. The bride is a graduate of 
Colby Junior College, New London, N.H. and 
is currently a medical secretary. The 
bridegroom is a partner with his father in 
their construction business in South 

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 
at Harvard University has awarded the PhD 
degree in solid state physics to Stephen E. 
Bernacki. Dr. Bernacki is on the staff at MIT 
and is presently conducting research at MIT's 
Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington. . . . Maria 
DiNorcia Alio, MNS, received her doctor of 
medicine degree from the University of 
Michigan Medical School in May. She began 
her residency in surgery at the University of 

Michigan Medical Center in July. Her 
husband, Clifford Alio, is research director 
of the Michigan Governor's Commission on 
Workmen's Compensation. . . . Lt. j g Paul 
Dresser is rounding out his second year as a 
Navy pilot on the USS Midway. He and his 
wife. Sue, have been living in Japan, but 
expect to return to the States soon. 
. . . James G. Hannoosh recently received 
the degree of doctor of philosophy with high 
distinction from MIT. His thesis, done in the 
field of mechanical engineering, was entitled: 
"Craze Initiation in Glassy Polymers." . . . Mr. 
and Mrs. Richard E. Scholz have adopted a 
15-month-old Vietnamese baby whom they 
have named Tara Lisa. The couple also has a 
three-year-old son, Karl. Scholz is with the 
New England Telephone Co. in Framingham, 
Mass. . . . Suffolk University has awarded 
Richard Schwartz a juris doctor degree. 
. . . Ross Willoughby serves as a computer 
programmer and analyst at F.W. Faxon Co., a 
library subscription agency in Westwood, 


Married: James P. Murphy and Miss Laura 
J. Winslow on June 28, 1975 in Nashua, New 
Hampshire. The bride is director and 
choreographer of the Nashua School of 
Ballet and the Nashua Ballet Co. Her 
husband works for the Impco Division of 
Ingersol Rand in Nashua. 

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Usher, a 
son, Christian Donald, on July 9, 1975. Don is 
with Babcock & Wilcox Co. and is currently 
on assignment in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Gary Berlin works for United Nuclear in 
Uncasville, Conn. . . . Kent D. Borner is 
southern New England sales representative 
for Tenneco Chemicals, Inc., in Piscataway, 

WPI Journal October 1975 27 

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Heginald to. Dunlap was recently 
promoted to a Regional Controllership in the 
Folding Carton and Label Division at 
International Paper Company in Baltimore, 
Maryland. His position has asset control for 
production facilities servicing a sales region 
covering the twenty three coastal or adjacent 
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MBA in Corporate Finance from Columbia 

Presently Joseph B. Kaye holds the post 
of president and manager at City Cleaners, 
Inc., Springfield, Mass. . . . Paul Popinchalk 
has been employed at Bovee & Crail, 
mechanical contractors, in Richland, 
Washington. At the present time he is in 
charge of counting neutrons on a nuclear 
power plant project. . . . Francis J. Wehner, 
Jr., is associated with the Electric Boat 
Division of General Dynamics in Groton, 


Married: Charles L. Deschenes and Miss 
Michelle A. Paquette on June 13, 1975 in 
Albion, Rhode Island. Mrs. Deschenes 
graduated from Rhode Island College. The 
groom is a product engineer for Fram Corp., 
heavy duty air filter group, East Providence. 
. . . Linda M. Dupont to David Gordon on 
May 18, 1975 in Massachusetts. Mrs. Gordon 
is an engineering programmer analyst for 
Morgan Construction, Worcester. Her 
husband, a graduate of Northeastern, is 
credit manager for Mast Industries in 
Norwood, Mass. . . . Glenn O. Mortoro to 
Miss Lynn R. Sanctuary on June 21, 1975 in 
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The bride 
graduated from Fitchburg State College and 
the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. 
She is a registered nurse. The bridegroom 
who works for Electric Boat in Groton, 
Conn., also attends graduate school at the 
University of Connecticut. . . . Wesley C. 
Pierson and Miss Martha M. Dolan in 
Northboro, Massachusetts on February 21, 
1975. Mrs. Pierson attended Holy Cross 
College. Her husband is studying for a PhD in 
the department of pharmacology at the 
UConn Medical Center in Farmington. 

Born: Recently to Mr. and Mrs. Mark 
Dupuis a daughter, Bridget. Mark, who set a 
school record at WPI with a distance of 
153'9" in the discus event, is still competing 
and winning. Last spring he set an all-time 
New England AAU record of 182'3". He is 
now competing on a national level and is 
looking forward to participating in the 1976 
Olympic time trials. ... To Jack and Lee 
(Small) Zorabedian a daughter, Cynthia 
Lynne, on June 5, 1975. Jack is with the 
General Electric Boiling Water Reactor 
Operation in San Jose, Calif. 

Kenneth C. Arifian serves as a design 
engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, 
Conn. Schlumberger Doll Research 
Center, Ridgefield, Conn., has employed 
Edwin J Dolph as a senior programmer and 
analyst. . . John C. Egan, MNS, is head of 
the science department at Tyngsboro (Mass.) 
High School Arthur G. Gage, MNS, 

30 October 1975 WPI Journal 

teaches physics in the Agawam (Mass.) 
Public School System . . . Lt. Adrien L. 
Gaudreau, Jr. has been transferred to Ent 
AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo., where he 
works for the NORAD Cheyenne Mountain 
Improvement Program field office as a 
member of the Installation and Site 
Activation Division. The object of the project 
is to replace out-dated computers with new 
Honeywell and Data General computers. 
. . . George A. Oliver works for Exxon in 
Florham Park, N.J. . . . Robert Pascucci is 
attending St. John's University School of 
Law in the part-time evening program. 
Presently he is a project engineer for HRH 
Construction (Management) Corporation in 
New York City. 


Married: Fermo A. Bianchi, Jr., to Miss 
Marion J. Hulme on June 6, 1975 in 
Framingham, Massachusetts. The bride 
graduated from Vermont College. . . . James 
M. Foster and Miss Faith Hull on May 24, 
1975 in West Taghkanic, New York. Mrs. 
Foster graduated from Becker and is 
employed by the Dormitory Authority of the 
State of New York. Her husband works for 
General Electric Co. . . . Kenneth M. 
Johnson and Miss Andrea S. Hershoff on 
May 25, 1975 in West Park, New York. The 
bride has a degree in psychology from Clark 
University. The groom is a member of the 
American Society of Planning Officials. 
. . . Paul W. Melnick and Miss Mary H. Hiza 
in Fairfield, Connecticut on June 28, 1975. 
Mrs. Melnick graduated from Housatonic 
Community College and attended the 
University of Bridgeport. The bridegroom is a 
technical systems planner at Avco Lycoming. 

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Eide a 
son, Daniel L. Eide, Jr., on June 20, 1975. 
Dan works for Hammond Plastics in 

Stephen J. Baum is with General 
Dynamics Electric Boat Division in Groton, 
Conn. ... In June Jeffrey R. Berry received 
his MS in engineering from the Thayer 
School of Engineering at Dartmouth. 
. . . Garry A. Boynton now serves as an 
analytical chemist for the State of New York. 
. . . Paul A. Christian was a coauthor of the 
article, "Quantitative Analysis in General 
Chemistry" which appeared in the May issue 
of the Journal of Chemical Education. 
. . . Glen E. Johnson is a mechanical 
engineer at Tennessee Eastman in Kingsport, 
Tenn. . . . Frederick J. Kulas has completed 
the General Electric Company's 
manufacturing management program and will 
continue to work as a project engineer in 
advanced manufacturing engineering at GE's 
circuit protective devices department in 
Plainville, Conn, until this fall when he will 
start the MBA program at Harvard Business 
School. . . . Donald A. Kunz has received 
his MSEE from Western New England 
College. . . . Currently Philip S. Medeiros is 
chief of engineering administration at General 
Dynamics' Electric Boat Division in Groton, 
Conn. . . . Thomas O. Murphy is a 
manufacturing engineer at Filterite 
Corporation in Timonium, Md. The company, 
which manufactures filtration equipment, is a 
subsidiary of Brunswick Corporation of 
Skokie, III. . . Paul Tassinari received his 


Married: Paul R. Boulier to Miss Linda M 
Kelley on April 26, 1975 in Gardner, 
Massachusetts. The bride is a Gardner Hig 
School graduate, is with New England 
Telephone Co. Her husband is a research 
associate with FRL and Albany Internation 
Co. in Dedham, Mass. . . . Stuart A. Dan 
to Miss Ann C. Gienty on June 22, 1975 ir 
Bristol, Connecticut. Mrs. Daniels is a Bed 
graduate and is a medical secretary at 
University Hospital in Boston. Her husbanc 
a chemist for the Boston Insulated Wire ar 
Cable Co., Plymouth, Mass. . . . James F. 
Ingraham IV to Miss Stephanie M. Martir 
in Glucester, Massachusetts on June 21, 
1975. Mrs. Ingraham attended Anna Maria 
College, Paxton, Mass., and is an art majoi 
the Massachusetts College of Art. The gro 
works at Polaroid Institute, Perkins Chemic 
Division, Waltham, Mass. . . .Chester A 
Kokoszka and Miss Laura Lipinski on Jun 
6, 1975 in Meriden, Connecticut. The bride 
graduated from Skidmore College and is a 
procurement analyst at the Naval Underwa 
Systems Center in New London. Her 
husband is employed at Northeast Utilities 
an assistant engineer. . . . Peter W. 
Kotilainen and Miss Helen Jean Rosen, 
'75, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on June 2 
1975. Mrs. Kotilainen is studying for her 
master's degree in microbiology. The 
bridegroom is working for his PhD in 
biomedical engineering and is employed as 
biomedical engineer on the critical care tea 
and as the cardiac catherization technician 
St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester. . . . Thorn 
Spence III and Miss Joyce C. Galligan on 
June 21, 1975 in New Bedford, 
Massachusetts. Mrs. Spence graduated fro 
St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in N 
Bedford and is a nurse at Faulkner Hospita 
Boston. Her husband works for Stone & 
Webster in Boston. 

Cadet William C. Britton was awarded 
BS degree and commissioned a second 
lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers at commencement exercises hel< 
at West Point. Following courses at Fort 
Belvoir, Va. and Fort Bragg in Georgia, he 
will be assigned to an engineering battalioif* 
Germany for three years. . . . Charles W 
Chistolini is district supervisor of 
construction and maintenance at Texaco 
Inc., Albany, NY. . . . Mary E. Downing i 
process engineer at E.I. duPont deNemouri)ei 
Co., Wilmington, Delaware. . . . James C. 
Ferraris, Jr., has joined the Trane 
Company's Commercial Air Conditioning 
Division sales office in Hartford, Conn. Tra|9 
is a leading manufacturer of air conditioning 
refrigeration and heat transfer equipment fl 


lercial, residential, industrial, transport 
aecial process applications and has 
s and facilities worldwide. Ferraris 
tly completed the Trane Graduate 
eer Training Program. . . . George M 
ia, Jr., works as a project engineer at 
Diamond Coal Co., Knoxville, Tenn. 
ichard P. Ludorf has been employed 
jke Power Co. in Charlotte, N.C. He 
red his master's in engineering from RPI 
ne. . . . John W., Thurber is with the 

Facilities Engineering Command in 
mdria, Va. . . . Edwin O. Wiles serves 
■esearch engineer for Southwest 
arch Institute in San Antonio, Texas. He 
ieen at the Institute since 

Norman Szamocki is working at 
ehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pa. 


led: Bruce P. Altobelli and Miss Jane 
no recently in Leominster, 
;achusetts. Mrs. Altobelli graduated from 
lewater State College. . . . Thomas E. 
er to Miss Marie A. Tassinari on June 7, 
in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mrs. 
;r graduated from Anna Maria College, 
jroom is employed by the U.S. Army 
irial Command in Texarkana, Texas. He 
,o attending graduate school at Texas A 
I . . . Robert E. Bradley to Miss Cheryl 
amache in Paxton, Massachusetts on 
14, 1975. The bride is a senior at Anna 
College. Her husband is a programmer 
5. Steel Corp. . . . Brian E. Carpenter 
/liss Susan E. Morrison on June 14 in 
Scituate, Rhode Island. Mrs. Carpenter 
ated from Rhode Island College. The 
t is associated with his father at Long 
/ and Insurance Co. in Scituate. 
ruce T. Croft and Miss LuAnn M. 
5lla on June 7, 1975 in Worcester. The 
graduated from Eisenhower College and 

tngham State College. Her husband is 
yed by the Worcester Foundation for 
mental Biology in Shrewsbury, Mass. 
chard E. Gallagher and Miss Elizabeth 
rie in Georgetown, Connecticut on June 
75. The bride, a graduate of the 
wich (Conn.) Hospital School of 
ig, is a registered nurse at Putnam 
lunity Hospital, Carmel, N.Y. The 
iroom is a test engineer at Sikorsky 
)n of United Aircraft in Stratford, Conn. 
ried: Stanley I. Goldfarb to Miss 
; A. Dumas in Providence, Rhode Island 
ne 20, 1975. Mrs. Goldfarb attended 
Maria College, Paxton, Mass. Her 
nd received a graduate assistantship at 
vhere he is studying computer science. 
avid H. Kingsbury and Miss Elaine A. 
.l is on June 14 in Worcester. Mrs. 
rt i)bury attended Quinsigamond 
hjrtiunity College. The bridegroom is with 
i;[ >»i3nto Chemical Co. in Havre de Grace, 
JylJ . . Mark J. Koris to Miss Francine 

is recently in Andover, Massachusetts. 
,. 3 ride graduated from Wheaton College 
i(1 qiesley College where she studied for her 
, yir's degree. . . . Vance A. Rowe to 
.Qifoiane E. McGarry on July 19, 1975 in 

tfield, Massachusetts. Mrs. Rowe 
■„. Oted from Becker and is a store 

jer for Foxmoor Casuals, Inc. The 
i is a chemical engineer for Monsanto 
in South Windsor, Conn. . . . Lt. 

Douglas R. Sargent and Miss Pauline S. 
Conn on June 7, 1975 in Concord, New 
Hampshire. The bride graduated from 
Concord High School and is employed by the 
Brick Tower Motel, Concord. The bridegroom 
is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army 
Reserve. . . . Peter E. Schwartz and Miss 
Donna J. Corcoran on May 18, 1975 in 
Worcester. Mrs. Schwartz, a graduate of 
Becker Junior College, was an executive 
secretary for Miles Shoe Co. Her husband is 
a sales engineer for BALCO, Inc., Medford, 
Mass. . . . Michael Sundberg to Miss 
Paulette Bulat in Connecticut on June 7, 
1975. The bride graduated from Becker and is 
employed by Hartford Publications in Enfield, 

Arthur Aikin is employed as a materials 
engineer with the Naval Air Engineering 
Center in Lakehurst, N.J. He is with the 
engineering standardizations and 
specifications department. . . . John P. 
Aubin is a graduate student at the University 
of Pennsylvania. . . . Masoneilan International, 
Norwood, Mass., has employed John J. 
Balint as a member of the management 
development program. . . . Robert J. Byron 
has joined Universal Oil Products. 
. . . Stephen A. Caggiano works for AFI, 
Inc. . . . Richard Dachowski is employed at 
Marlboro (Mass.) Hospital. . . . Lynn W. 
D'Amico is with Data General in Westboro, 
Mass. . . . Belden Hemenway Corporation has 
employed Joseph T. Del Ponte. . . . 
Michael Dolan has accepted a position with 
Universal Oil Products Co. in Riverside, III. 
. . . David M. Dorosz has joined the U.S. 
Army Materiel Command. . . . Charles W. 
Embree is a field and purchasing engineer 
with Westinghouse. . . . Westinghouse Corp. 
has employed Glencraig Fraser, Jr., as a 
project engineer. . . . Michael J. Gula is a 
graduate student at Dartmouth and 
Randolph B. Haagens is doing graduate 
work at MIT. . . . Robert A. Hart works for 
the Federal Communications Commission in 
Washington, D.C. 

Robert R. Hellman, Jr., a graduate 
assistant in mechanical engineering, is 
studying for his master's degree at WPI. 
. . . Robert D. Jamieson, Jr., is associated 
with research and development at Butcher 
Polish Co., Marlboro, Mass. . . . Gerald S. 
Kahn has joined Poly Plate, Inc., Worcester. 

Edward J. Karedes works as a design 
mechanical engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft in 
Stratford, Conn. . . . Mark Ketchum is a 
graduate student at the University of 
California at Berkeley. . . . Union Carbide 
Corp. has employed Jerry Kinter. 

George A. Klug works for Sikorsky 
Aircraft, Stratford, Conn. . . . Terrence Lee 
is doing graduate study in chemical 
engineering at Cornell University. . . . Leo 
Letendre has been awarded a $1,000 
scholarship by the NCAA Postgraduate 
Scholarship Committee's other sports 
division. The grant will be used at a university 
or a professional school of his choice. 
(Harvard) Letendre is one of 32 graduates 
nationwide to receive the award and one of 
two New Englanders. During his swimming 
career at WPI, he broke all existing 
breaststroke records. 
















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Francis B. Clapp. 05, of Buderim, 
Queensland, Australia, passed away on May 
18, 1975 at the age of 93. 

He was born in Melbourne, Australia on 
November 28, 1881 and graduated as an 
electrical engineer from WPI in 1905. From 
1906 to 1920 he was with General Electric Co. 
in various capacities throughout the U.S.A., 
England, Canada, and Australia. He operated 
his own business from 1921 until 1930 and 
later served as chairman and general manager 
of Associated General Electric Industries, 
Sydney, Australia and chairman of directors 
of Australian General Electric, Ltd. 

Mr. Clapp was a member of SAE and the 
Institute of Engineers, Australia. 

Roger B. Hubbell, 09, founder and owner 
of Hubbell Tool Co., died in Wellesley, 
Massachusetts on July 2, 1975. He was 88 
years old. 

A native of Bristol, Conn., he was born on 
December 3, 1886. In 1909 he received his 
BSME from WPI. For a number of years he 
was a sales engineer for Greenfield Tap £t 
Die. He ran the Hubbell Tool Co. of Needham 
for thirty years, until he was eighty years old. 

Sih-Zung Yang, '14, of Taipei, Taiwan, died 
in September of 1974. 

For many years he served as director of 
China Products Trading Corp. in Taipei. 

He was born on January 9, 1894 in 
Shanghai, China. In 1914 he received his 
BSEE from WPI and in 1915 he earned his 
MA at Columbia. From 1916 to 1921 he was 
chief of engineering at Glaston, Williams & 
Wigmore, Shanghai. Later he served as a 
manager for Elbrook, Inc. in Shanghai and 

During World War II he was director of 
Merchant Shipping and Defense Supplies, 
Inc., Washington, DC; director and vice 
president of G.R. Coleman & Co., Inc., 
Shanghai, and councillor of the Alien 
Property Administration for the national 
government of China. 

Mr Yang belonged to Tau Beta Pi, AIEE, 
and the Friends of China Club and the YMCA 
in Taipei. 

Allen D. Wassail, '17, former director of the 
John Woodman Higgins Armory and former 
president of Gaychrome Co., died on July 7, 
1975 in Worcester. He was 80. 

He served as director of the armory from 
1962 to 1968. During that time he represented 
the armory-museum, which has one of the 
few privately owned collections of armor and 
ancient weapons in the world, at 
international conferences and auctions. In 

1966 he attended a World Armor Congress in 
Leningrad and Moscow and visited museums 
and collections in France and Germany. In 

1967 he purchased a cantle plate, protective 
armor made for a horse, which was part of a 
16th century matching set — the Higgins 
Armory already owned the knight's armor. At 
his retirement, the museum owned 154 suits 
of armor. 

Previously Mr. Wassail had served for 17 
years as president of Gaychrome Co. and as 
assistant to the president of Alden Electronics 
Co., Westboro, where he had been in charge 
of exhibits and public relations. At one time 
he was assistant treasurer of Sweeper Vac. 

He was born on August 21, 1894 in Nutley, 
N.J. In 1917 he received his BSEE from WPI. 
He served with the Army Air Corps in World 
War I and had been on the faculty at the 
University of New Hampshire. He was former 
chairman of the governing board at 
Worcester Junior College, a former member 
of the Great Brook Valley Commission and 
was active with the YMCA and the 
Worcester County Power Squadron. He also 
was a member of SAE, a 32nd degree 
Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the WPI 
Advisory Council. 

Daniel T. McCarthy, '21, died in Springfield, 
Massachusetts on June 11, 1975 at the age 
of 76. 

He was a consulting engineer who owned 
and operated D.T. McCarthy Associates in 
Springfield for many years. Previously he was 
with H.B. Smith Co., Westfield, Mass.; and 
Kohler & Kohler Co. 

Born on May 3, 1899, in North Brookfield, 
Mass., he later graduated as a mechanical 
engineer from WPI. He belonged to the 
American Association of Engineers and 
served with the Army in World War I. 

Joesph J. Piekarski, '28, of Westfield, 
Massachusetts died on February 8, 1975 at 
the age of 67. 

He received his BS in mechanical 
engineering from WPI in 1928. For a number 
of years he was associated with the P.P. 
Kellogg Co., Westfield, Mass. He belonged to 
Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi. 

Allan G. Hall, '31, retired manager of 
distribution for the Brooklyn Union Gas 
Company, died July 6, 1975 in Ridgewood, 
New Jersey. 

He was born on November 23, 1909 in 
Worcester. After graduating from WPI as a 
civil engineer in 1931 he joined Brooklyn 
(NY.) Union Gas Company, where he 
remained until his retirement forty-two years 

Mr. Hall was a professional engineer in 
New York state and belonged to Lambda Chi 
Alpha. He was on the board of governors of 
the Elsinore Property Owners Association. 

Clement R. Barlow, '32, of 

Newcomerstown, Ohio, died on June 29, 
1975 at the age of 65. 

He was born on November 24, 1909 in 
Fitchburg, Mass. and graduated from WPI < 
a mechanical engineer. From 1935 to 1955 I 
worked for Simonds Saw & Steel Co. in 
various capacities. Later he was vice 
president of Heller Tool Co., Newcomerstov 
(a subsidiary of Simonds). At his retiremenl 
he was general manager for Simonds Tool 

Mr. Barlow belonged to Phi Sigma Kapp; 
His son, Dennis, was a member of the clas: 
of 1965 at WPI. 

George W. Busby, Jr., '36, of Greenville, 
South Carolina, died on May 2, 1975 after e 
long illness. 

He was born in North Andover, Mass. on 
January 26, 1914. Following his graduation 
from WPI as a chemist, he was with Lever 
Brothers in New York City from 1936 to 19! 
For four years he was plant manager for Lc 
Angeles (Calif.) Soap Co. After a two-year 
stint as a self-employed consultant, he joine 
Standard International Corp., Andover, 
Mass., where he served as vice president ol 
manufacturing. In 1967 he became general 
manager of manufacturing at Texize 
Chemicals, Inc., Greenville, S.C. 

Mr. Busby belonged to the American 
Institute of Chemists, the American Oil 
Chemists Society, ACS, the Research Soci< 
of America, and the American Association 1 
Advancement of Science. 

Ferdinand S. Skwark, '40, of Monson, 
Massachusetts, died suddenly on May 13, 

He was born on November 15, 1916 in 
West Rutland, Mass., later studying at WPI 
For many years he operated the Monson 
Theatre and the Theatre Shop. He also was 
correspondent for the Daily News. During 
World War II he served with the Air Force 
and the Army Airways Communication 

Mr. Skwark was a member of the 
Republican Town Committee and the State 
Club of Massachusetts. 

Leon Rosenthal, '44, of Haddonfield, New 
Jersey died on December 12, 1974. 

He was born on January 19, 1922 in 
Philadelphia, Pa. and graduated as a 
mechanical engineer from WPI in 1944. Aft 
serving two years in the Navy, he worked f 
E.G. Budd Co., Philadelphia and RCA Vict^ 
in Camden, N.J. Later he joined 
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Lester, Pa. an 
then General Electric Co. where he became 
manager of the structures test laboratory ir 

A registered professional engineer, he w| 
also an instructor in the Technical Institute 
Temple University. He belonged to Alpha 
Epsilon Pi and was president of Temple Be 
Sholom in Haddon Heights, N.J. 

32 October 1975 I WPI Journal 

"Our Republic was never created to be a leveler 
of man. It was created to be a lifter, a developer of 

"Our Republic was created to let the gifted, the 
energetic, and the creative rise to new heights of 
achievement, and to let each man find his own level 
on the stairway of existence. 

"Our Republic was created to encourage men to 
meet their personal responsibilities and to shirk no 
public duties. That is why our people have always 
been concerned about the honest needs of their 
fellow citizens, the chief of these needs being liberty, 
justice, and opportunity. 

"Our Republic demands that the nation be governed 
by the capable, the honorable, the far-seeing, the clear- 
seeing, and not by mediocre men. In the beginning 
it was so. May it be so again. 

"Our Republic demands more from men than 
any other system in the realm of self-discipline, 
dependability, cooperativeness, industry, thrift, and 
honor. For anyone to foster class consciousness, class 
conflict, misrepresentation, covetousness, violence, 
theft, and an open defiance of established law— even 
when done "legally"— is to breed anarchy and tyranny. 

"Our Republic was not designed to interfere with 
the inalienable right of its people to be masters of 
their own destinies. 

"Our Republic was established to make men free!" 

We welcome this 200th anniversary as we welcome every important 
milestone in our lives ... a significant occasion for celebration, reflection 
and rededication . 




















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by the editor 

you reading this 

s kind of a silly question to 
here. But a lot of nonsilly 
ions were asked of alumni in a 
it telephone survey. Some 250 
ni, selected at random, were 

about their reading habits and 
rences with respect to the 
il and Newsbriefs. 
ne important question we 
looking for answers to dealt 
the kind of articles in the 
il: should they all — and 
, s — be directly related to 
or should general-interest 
s be included if there is some 
tie — authorship by an 
ms or a faculty member (such 

"Fire up above!" article in 
.ugust Journal) ? One-third of 
ndents wanted only WPI- 
d stories, but a clear majority, 

60%, wanted a mix of the 

ith regard to Newsbriefs, we 
whether alumni wanted to 
receiving it as a separate 
ration, or would they prefer it 
integrated into the Journal. 
than half want Newsbriefs to 
me as it is, while 36% opted 
le publication instead of two. 

This survey was done to help the 
Alumni Association deal with 
questions raised in a recent report of 
the Communications Committee. 
That report suggested that perhaps a 
publication entirely different from 
the Journal and Newsbriefs might 

better serve Association and alumni 
interests, but that alumni should be 
surveyed to determine their attitudes 
toward the present publications. A 
follow-up survey is also being done 
to try and pinpoint interest in 
specific areas. 

John Boynton returns? 

Not quite, but the replica of the 
peddler's cart above was just the 
type of vehicle that launched the 
fortune of WPl's founder a century 
ago. The model, built in the 1920s, 
was lent to Gordon Library by the 
Society for the Preservation of New 
England Antiquities, in Boston. The 
cart and other items were on display 
in the library's entranceway this fall. 

About 18" long, the cart is made 
of wood and metal, and it carries 
over 200 small items of household 
goods, all reproduced to scale. Mops, 
pails, dishpans, mugs, pitchers, 
clothespins and washbaskets, bolts of 
cloth and spools of thread festoon 
the vehicle. 

This exhibition marked the first 
time that the Society has ever lent 
out the cart. 


WPI Journal I December 1975 1 3 

The WPI Alumni Association 

working for you 

Reunion weekend 



Chapter and regional 

Awards for service to WPI 

The WPI Journal 

Nomination and election of 
alumni term trustees 

Group travel 

Group insurance 

'Opportunities"— alumni 

Alumni admissions 

Awards for professional 

Student scholarships 

Pi's future as a 
rivate college: 
ome different 

hnald F. Berth 

■ past few years there seems to have been mounting 
y for the future of private higher education. Is it well 
ed? And if so, what are the implications for private sci- 
and engineering schools like WPl? We are all aware of 
roliferation of two-year, close-to-home community col- 
the upgrading of "teachers' colleges'' to more compre- 
k'e institutions in many states; and the rapid growth of 
university centers. Soaring operating costs (for private and 
: institutions) have widened the gap between income and 
ises. And the current public disenchantment with higher 
tion has contributed to the dismay. Those of us with 
memories seem to forget that the 1960-70 decade was 
ally the most affluent one for higher education, both 
: and private. So what we are experiencing now is 
bly closer to the norm — trv ' n g to keep the wolf from 
oor of the academy. 

t what about WPI? In what ways are the broad issues 
ace private higher education affecting Tech? What are our 

bright spots . . . and our soft spots? There are a number of 
good questions we could be asking ourselves and the faculty 
and administrators at the Institute; I have chosen to consider 
those that follow, hoping they may stimulate further dialogue 
among Journal readers. 

While a few engineering programs existed before the Civil 
War (only the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1804, 
and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1824, were of enduring 
consequence), it was the impetus gained through passage of 
the Morrill Land Grant Act in 1862 (whose author was a New 
Englander, Vermont Senator Justin Morrill) that translated the 
mechanical arts to center stage throughout the nation. The act 
itself was the basis upon which public higher education grew. 
Consequently, it is hardly anything new for private engineering 
institutions such as WPI (founded in 1865) to compete with 
public engineering at large. Massachusetts, however, was to 
wait until 1947 when engineering was established at its univer- 
sity in Amherst. 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 5 

Above: an engraving of the WPI campus as it appeared in the early 1900s. 

Below: a 1971 aerial photograph of the WPI campus. 


-~ *^m*^ 


How does WPI appear today 
impared to 1900? 

ws of the campus in 1900 and today speak for themselves. 
I is a vastly larger operation. The bricks and mortar only 
»est scale. But they reflect the enrichment of the offerings 
i'< the program that has been enhanced with new laboratories, 
iries, recreation facilities and living units. Tech was a really 
tan place then ! About 225 students were enrolled then 
ipared to today's 2100 undergraduates and 300 graduate 
ents. But with this physical enrichment come added costs, 
•qually dramatic changes have occurred on other engineer- 
campuses as well, and it would be interesting to see the 
fores" and "afters" of our sister institutions. I think they 
lid show that we have fared at least as well as the others, 
at goes on within the buildings is more important than any 
;rficial external exposure. Yet the appearance of "pros- 
ty" which can be reflected through the maintenance of an 
active campus and its general "personalized" tone can be 

J~ factor in selling itself to prospective students, 
■rom my own travels to most of the major engineering and 
nee educational centers in the United States, I would rate 
physical plant (when compared to other technological in- 
ites and even most university engineering and science 
ities) as one of our major assets in attracting prospective 
'rgraduate students. We would lose few applicants on this 
e alone. 

What about WPI's students? 

>w are they similar? And different? 

ually all of the private institutes of technology (Clarkson 
ig an exception) and the major private universities offering 
neering (Cornell being an exception) grew up alongside 
1 industry — e.g., Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh; Case 
>tern in Cleveland; Stevens in Hoboken; RPI in the New 
k capital district; MIT in Boston, then Cambridge. And 
t engineering students have tended to come from the im- 
iate region in which one of these schools was situated. 
. was especially true until the conclusion of World War II. 
n, in a sense five high school senior classes (1941-45), bol- 
td by the G.I. Bill and the demonstrated achievements in 
tary science and technology, flooded the nation's engineer- 
colleges — public and private. This surge allowed institu- 
s to broaden their geographic mix and to strengthen the 
lity of their classes. WPI had been largely an engineering 
science college for Worcester and the surrounding coun- 
even as recently as 1950. And this was true for nearly all 
lar science and engineering colleges. Most students were 
imuters. (Note how many residential facilities have been 
structed in the past twenty years on most urban-based 

So what we all do is go fishing in the 
same old pond for fewer fish, trying to 
lure prospects by more attractive bait. 

3. Who are WPI's 'competitors' 
for students? 

Of course, this broader reach has introduced new competition 

— and it has made each institution in turn more vulnerable to 
other local institutions, and more of these in recent years have 
been public. What I am suggesting is that WPI was largely the 
first and only choice of generations of Tech alumni, in an era 
where we were all less mobile and tended to go to school 
close to home. That condition is nowhere near as true today. 
Consequently, we are forced to be competitive — in our 
programs, faculty, facilities, and financial aid — with other 
colleges and universities who are also competing for the same 
students. Thus, the broadening of our base (which I favor) has 
made us increasingly vulnerable to what is going on elsewhere 

— and this of itself is healthy for WPI's future. 

While WPI draws students from throughout the United 
States and the world (33 states and 30 foreign countries are 
represented in the 1975-76 student body) , its students are con- 
centrated within, say, a 150-mile radius of Worcester — 
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and southern New 
Hampshire. What occurs in engineering education in these 
states, particularly in the public sector, is bound to have an im- 
pact on WPI. If, for example, any of these states expand their 
engineering enrollment capacities at the undergraduate level 
through the introduction of new programs, more imaginative and 
effective student recruitment, better experimental facilities, and 
recruitment of superior faculty, then such factors will have a 
decided effect on WPI. 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 7 

4. What of the relative popularity 
of science and technology among 
students? Is this more crucial 
than private vs. public competition? 

The \\a\e ot student interest in science and engineering 
following World War II and later from Russia's first space 
achievement. Sputnik, was translated into enough engineering 
and science students to till both public and private schools. 
But then came the layoffs. The serious engineering unem- 
ployment in some of WPl's traditional drawing area had to be 
telt in reduced student interest in engineering. Nationally, we 
experienced a one-third decline in enrolled freshmen alone. 
Physics has fared equally poorly. Add to this the growing 
ranks of unemployed PhD's in many areas of science, 
especially high energy physics and astronomy. 

Most engineering and science students are career-minded: 
they're preparing themselves tor jobs. If they observe relatives 
and family friends who are engineers or scientists out of work, 
little can be done by any one educational institution to rekin- 
dle an interest. So what we all do is go fishing in the same old 
pond tor fewer fish, trying to lure prospects by more attractive 
bait. It is then that private colleges and universities rediscover 
the public institutions — and begin to fear the worst. Yet the 
public engineering institutions have experienced similar 
declines in enrollments: some, in tact, have been harder hit 
than the private schools. 

The cyclical features ot our economic system, so affected 
these days by federal priorities and policies, affect private 
engineering and science colleges like WPI far more, in my 
view, than does the emergence ot strong public engineering 

Unfortunately, educational institutions are quite inelastic. 
Physical plants carry with them substantial fixed costs, 
requiring "full enrollments." And because education is labor- 
intensive, COSt-CUtting options are modest unless faculty and 
staff are reduced. And it they are, who goes? The small 
department? The assistant professors? Administrators? 

We will have to continue to live with these swings in the 
economy, and their effects on the pool of prospective students 
for science and engineering. This will require increased 
flexibility ol the schools: contingency funds to sustain the 
college through rough periods: and continued vigorous and 
imaginative education programs to attract the best youth. 

What we are experiencing now is probably 
closer to the nonn — trying to keep the 
wolj from the door of the academy. 

5. How important today is science 
and technology to the economy in 
areas where most WPI students live 

Unlike an Iowa State or University of Idaho, WPI is situatec 
in a region which is highly urban and industrialized, and whi 
depends on substantial numbers of persons in engineering an< 
the sciences. About 7.5% of the engineers graduated in the 
United States in 1974 earned their bachelor's degrees in one 
the three southern New England states. And it is only in 
Massachusetts and New York State that more than half of th 
engineering degrees were awarded by private engineering in- 

But what has happened to southern New England's indust 
— particularly since 1900 — compared to what has occurre 
elsewhere? We have seen the decay of dozens of old mill 
towns — Lowell, Haverhill, Holyoke, Manchester, Providen< 
to name a few — whose plants and equipment became obso 
lete and who, in several instances, did not gauge the competi 
tion that came from new advances in technology and busines: 
In spite of the efforts of these and similar New England com 
munities, it has been difficult to restore the economic prosper 
ity enjoyed for several generations. The infusion of new tech 
nology, especially of the kind associated with Route 128 has 
helped, but this is going on in other regions of the United 
States as well. However, the region once distinguished tor its 
"Yankee ingenuity" and as a leading center for technological 
employment no longer enjoys the commanding position it on( 
did. This, by itself, has and will have an impact on private an 
public technological education. 

It was the perceived technological vitality ot the region ths 
supported the early developments ot institutions like WPI. 
How technology will figure in the future of the region must I 
factored into the programs of WPI. One wonders what kinds 
of technology-based organizations can flourish in a region 
where taxes, fuel costs, transportation, and government servid 
are at or among the highest in the nation? 

The future degree of prosperity in Lynn, Worcester, or 
Springfield is likely to be more of an influence on the 
development of present interests among area youth for 
engineering and applied science. A few warning signals are 
present: the numbers of college-age youth is declining; the 
percentage going on to college is declining; students interestd 
in engineering are now roughly 6% of the total, down fron 
high of about 12% in the early 1950s. We may once again 
a decreased mobility in our society, due to energy costs alone 
Iliis may mean that more WPI students will once again come 
from the local region. WPI will have to continually monitor ij 
programs for their effectiveness in preparing graduates for 
significant leadership in the new science and technology oulet 

Industry which is located within the 150-mile region and 
which requires engineers and scientists as keystones tor their 
success must also support the educational institutions that ser| 
duir interests. Indeed, most of us in higher education would 
be happy to have gifts which match those slipped under the 
tables to governments abroad, to say nothing of here in the 

United States. 

8/Decembt- WPI Journal 

6. Do WPI's finances match its 
changing needs? 

How well off is WPI? How can I answer this question? No 
two educational institutions are really alike enough to allow 
objective comparisons. Even among the private institutes of 
technology which seem the closest models to WPI, several 
have sizeable graduate programs which both generate and con- 
sume substantial funds. A few have reasonably large shares of 
their enrollment in lower educational cost-per-student pro- 
grams such as business and the liberal arts. Some have modern 
facilities while others may spend a relatively larger part of 
their operating budget to maintain less efficient facilities. 

In absolute terms, WPI's endowment would place it in the 
top 100 "richest" institutions; probably within the top 75. 
Yet when compared to Rice or Caltech, we are a distant rich 
cousin ! I have found three simple ratios to serve as bench- 
marks upon which to gauge financial strength of an institution, 
particularly a college rather than a research university. They 

a) Annual Giving/Operating Budget 

b) Endowment/Operating Budget 

c) Endowment/Student 

Based on 1971-72 data, WPI showed the following, compared 
to a few other private schools: 

WPI 0.210 

Caltech 0.244 

Carnegie-Mellon 0.119 

Lehigh 0.168 

MIT 0.187 

RPI 0.170 

Stevens 0.092 

For ratio (a), annual giving in 1971-72 to the operating budget, 
we are doing reasonably well. Endowment coverage contrasted 
with annual expenditures (ratio b) is also good, but endow- 
ment in back of each student (c) is relatively poor. [Editor's 
note: the current figure is even lower, at around $10,500.] Caution 
should be advised in drawing conclusions from this one-year 

As was pointed out by President Hazzard in the December 
1974 WPI Journal, our endowment income kept reasonable 
pace with operating expense (at about 15% of the latter) but 
since 1966, endowment performance has not been able to 
maintain that share. This is one area that needs strengthening for 
the balance of this century. A substantially improved level of 
alumni annual giving (both in numbers of alumni making gifts 
and in the level of the average gift) will also help. 

















WPI Journal I December 1975/9 

7. Will students, and their parents, 
be willing to pay for private higher 
education in the future? 

Fred Hargadon, Stanford's admissions dean, commented in 
the January 1975 Stanford Observer, that "Given the variety of 
consumer choices, colleges should not underestimate the im- 
portance of willingness to pay tor college education as con- 
trasted with simple ahility to pay. Willingness is far more dif- 
ficult to measure precisely (in terms of determining financial 
aid award levels) than ahility to pay. The electrician in New 
York City may earn the same income as the vice president of 
a hank in a small midwestern town, yet they are likely to 
allocate their income in quite different ways." 

Turning to the region itself, the citizens of Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire, who 
have been and are so dependent on technological enterprise to 
sustain their economy, we owe much to a private engineering 
school like WPI. They have enjoyed the productivity of 
professional scientists and engineers in numbers well beyond 
those they have supported as taxpayers in the region's public 
science and engineering programs. To put it in blunt terms, 

they have had a bargain. And they can still have a bargairl 
supporting private education where more of the education;! 
costs are covered by endowments and established facilities! 
Happily, there is growing evidence that the public and the 
politicians recognize this. Their help, particularly in subside 
the expenses of needy students at existing private schools, I 
end up costing them far less than in financing any facilities! 
pansion for undergraduates in public engineering colleges. I 

What about the future economic vitality of the southern 
New England region? How prominent a role will science : , 
technology play? How attractive will a career in science o| 
engineering be to tomorrow's teenager? Will a college 
education continue to be a goal valued by a majority ot tr| 
population? Will WPI have the means and the people to 
provide an appealing and rewarding education in science a: 

Questions like these seem equally as important as the p 
vs. private issue which seems to have commanded our at- 
tention of late. Some lie well beyond the control of the In! 
stitute, its alumni and benefactors. But working together tr, 
can exert some real influence in ensuring the values of in- 
dependence that have been, in the end, the real hallmark 
private higher education. || 

Donald F. Berth, '57, is a director of special projects at Corns 
University's College of Engineering. He has long been interest 
in history and in engineering education. In 1966 he founded C 
ne/l's engineering magazine. Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, a, 
was its editor through 1971. 

Berth holds bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical 
engineering from WPI. 

10 1 December 19/' WPI Journal 



•/anted," the advertisement might say: "President, to 
rect an enterprise manufacturing societal products, 
versified interests range from agronomy to zoology, 
jration of manufacturing process: 3.7 years. Profit 
•tential: none. Loss: $5,500 on every unit produced. 
"President must represent company to vast constit- 

Incy: 63,000 shareholders, state legislators, govern- 
ent bureaucrats, and the community at large. 
"Salary: not commensurate with responsibilities." 
Uncommonly candid? Perhaps, as far as the ad goes. 
;t it does not tell all. Nowhere does it mention: 

► That the company's diversity is held together only 
' a shaky commonality — and supported by even more 
iuous financing. 

► That the volatility of the product and the experi- 

mtalism of its labor force have made legislators and 
izens, on whose support the manufacturer depends, 
:reasingly wary of the enterprise. 

A Special Report 
on What It Takes 
to Run a College 
These Days 

► That the corporation is a proving ground for 
social legislation, a bellwether of social change. 

► That the institution's former products — many of 
them gone from the scene for decades — are, in effect, 
its majority shareholders. 

► That it is their contributions that in large part 
must finance today's manufacturing deficits. 

Nor does the advertisement prepare its reader for 
the unusual nature of the products themselves: 

► That they must be treated not as mere products, 
but as elements demanding a place in the councils of 
their producers. 

► That the products are being marketed with ever- 
greater difficulty in the job-scarce society for which 
they are produced. 

Nor does the help-wanted ad hint at the unique 
qualities of the enterprise's labor force: 

► That the workers expect — and demand — to be 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 11 

treated not merely as workers, hut as part of the com- 
pany's governance. 

► That, at the same time, they arc unionizing in 
ever-greater numbers. 

And the ad omits entirely the most telling point of 

► That the exigencies of the job arc likely to drive 
the president from his office in five years. 

LITTLE WONDER that Herman H Wells, for 24 years 
president of Indiana I niversi should say that a col- 
lege president needs to be born "with the physical 

12 WPIJournal 

stamina of a Greek athlete, the cunning of a Machia 
velli, the wisdom of a Solomon, the courage of a lion 
if possible — but above all, the stomach of a goat." 

the colleges and universities that modern presi- 
dents are called upon to govern are rarely in go(X 

An ever-growing number of America's institutions o! 
higher learning — and not merely the newer and inevi 
tably hustling ones — sway at the edge of a financia 
abyss. Institutions whose names are synonymous witf 
academic excellence and financial invulnerability — tin 



vi >ws-and-orphans stocks of higher education — are 
in nancial trouble. One Ivy League university, after 

lg into the principal of its endowment by over 

-million in seven years, has embarked on a three- 
austerity program to eliminate the university's 

:it spending. 
Carnegie Commission report estimated in 1973 

fully two-thirds of the nation's colleges and univer- 

5 were in serious financial difficulty or headed that 
Two more years of inflation have not diminished 


ichard P. Bailey, former president of Hamline Uni- 

versity, wrote: "Resignations are usually followed by a 
listing of personal accomplishments. One item only, on 
my list: for seven years I survived." 

Should the help-wanted ad be amended to reflect the 
perilousness of the undertaking? 

how much of the individuality of his college or univer- 
sity, for example, must a president be prepared to 

How much rivalry and variety will be lost in the 
struggle to keep institutions alive in a time of inade- 
quate financing? A "tide of growing homogeneity," 
Warren G. Bennis, the president of the University of 
Cincinnati, calls what is happening to much of Ameri- 
can higher education — "with the inevitable result that 
each university and college [begins] to resemble all the 
others, becoming a franchise service, a sort of chain of 
Holiday Inns of the Mind." 

Writes Fred Hechinger, in the New York Times: 

"Will the universities, like the railroads, pursue a 
defeatist, obsolescence course until the government at 
last tries to bail them out? The risk that they may opt 
for a passive response to their current crisis of identity, 
money, and goals is heightened by the fact that the 
universities have become accustomed to having their 
goals spelled out for them by the off-campus world — 
such are the demands of defense and other external 

Does the ad need a further addendum? 

"Should disregard the thinking of predecessors," it 
might say. "Must look within for answers." 

the president of Reed College, Paul E. Bragdon, 
suggests a middle course: 

"Viewing society and higher education within it, no 
one today seems likely to adopt the Panglossian stance 
that all is, or soon will be, for the best in this best of 
all possible worlds. No ideology, doctrine, or faith in a 
pragmatic, problem-solving approach is likely to create 
a sense of confidence in the future. Growing anxiety, 
numbing uncertainty, and a paralysis of the will are 
likely companions in an age of complexity, contradic- 
tions, and confusion. 

"Maybe, however, a variation of the classic response 
to Panglossism — cultivate your own garden — is the 
most constructive course to follow. Callously turning 
aside from the torment and problems of men and 
Women everywhere, abdicating responsibilities thrust 
upon us, subsiding into hedonism or into activities 
designed exclusively for personal self-fulfillment — none 
would form part of the suggested variation. 

"The appropriate variation asks that we recognize 
that there are many things within our control which can 
be done; that general despair should not keep us from 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 13 

doing them; and that, in fact, we should proceed to do 
them. The doing of them may give us the faith and 
foundation of confidence to attack the additional prob- 
lems to which there are no instant or easy solutions." 

the college president must run his or her enterprise 
without the tools of the conventional corporate head. 
The college president cannot stockpile products until a 
more favorable economic climate comes. The college 
president cannot apply for tax and tariff relief. The 
college president cannot decrease profit margins, for 
there is no profit. Yet the college president cannot 
calmly tolerate loss, though loss is inevitable. 

Nor can the college president lower the quality and 
content of his institution's product; to do so would be 
to defeat the very purpose for which his enterprise 
exists. Mut maintaining, let alone improving the pro- 
duet's qualit) and content entails financial strains so 
grave as to threaten every college's existence. 

I he paradoxes are serious. Alumnae, alumni, and 

the general taxpayers — and the trustees and legislate) 
who hold their proxies — demand that the college i 
university president improve the efficiency of his mam 
facturing process; yet the savings effected by increase 
efficiency might be gained only at the expense of tl 
product's value. Says Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., the pre 
ident of Michigan State University: 

"The most disturbing element in the latest fiscl 
crisis is the presumption that the universities can coi 
tinue to realize significant savings through continue 
increases in productivity and efficiency, without 
corresponding reduction in quality of services. . . . 

"The search for ever-greater increases in productivil 
can best be put into proper perspective by contrastir 
pictures of two extremes. Take first the image of 
teacher on one end of a log with a student on the otto 
end, then contrast it with the image of our freshma 
class of 7,000 sitting in our football stadium while or 
lonely professor stands at the 50-yard line in front of 
microphone. The former represents the ancient notio 

14 WPI Journal 

teaching; the latter would be a demonstration 
extremely high productivity — assuming that it were 

"The choice between these two educational models, 
well as among the many idealized models, depends 
•on a delicate and subjective balancing of educational 
ilosophy and economic efficiency. I often wonder 
lether as a matter of public policy the ever-growing 
essure for greater productivity is not leading us to the 
Dtball-stadium classroom. Is this what the students, 
jir parents, or the taxpaying citizens really want? 
om the criticism I hear, I doubt it." 
| Inexorably, the president finds himself in the 
emma Cincinnati's Bennis describes: 
"We have the size and scope of big business, with 
v if any of its opportunities to increase our productiv- 
People would like us to run like the Metropolitan 
:e Insurance Company. In fact, a university is more 
e the Metropolitan Opera Company. . . . 
"In 1860, at the forerunner of our conservatory of 
isic, it took a quintet 58 minutes to play a concerto 
Brahms; in 1975 it also takes 58 minutes. Nor can 
improve that performance by using one violin 
tead of two, or a moog synthesizer to replace all 


'But even unlike the venerable and equally threatened 
i era company, the president of a college or university 

inot take his show on the road when times get 
hperate, hoping to play to s.R.o. in Tokyo to relieve 

: financial strain at home. "The only power I have," 

>s Willard L. Boyd, president of the University of 

va, "is the power to persuade." 

fuiPPED, then, with only his voice, the president 
f ds himself at the helm of an organization offering 
If th a product and a service for which the demand 
I leveling off — even as the costs of producing and 
frforming continue to rise. The price of the fuel to 
\ at the dormitories and classrooms and laboratories 
t intuples. The annual salary increments for faculty 
*d staff members drop farther and farther behind the 
rvances in living costs. Projections by the U.S. Office 
[ Education tell him that full-time enrollment, which 
hreased over 100 per cent from 1960 to 1970, will 
Pe only 17 per cent in the present decade. (It will, 
l/s the government, actually decrease 1.3 per cent in 
| ; first two years of the next decade. ) 
| The same projections tell his faculty members that, 
pile the number of doctorates granted by America's 
htitutions of higher education tripled in the 1960-70 
I cade, the employment of full-time teachers will actu- 
Dy decrease .9 per cent from 1978 to 1982. The 
htional Science Foundation tells the researchers em- 
hyed by colleges and universities (who account for 
lout 61 per cent of the nation's basic scientific work) 

that real spending on basic research is expected to 
decline by 8 per cent from last year to this. 

Does the college presidency, then, call for a defeat- 
ist? Must the new president be versed, as Kenneth E. 
Boulding suggests, in "the management of decline"? 

"One of education's first priorities," says Mr. 
Boulding, who is program director at the University of 
Colorado's Institute of Behavioral Sciences, "[is to] 
develop a new generation of academic administrators 
who are skilled in the process of adjusting to decline." 

On the basis of all that, should the help-wanted ad 
be amended again? 

"Must be able to deal with decline," perhaps it 
should say. "Must accept diminished circumstances." 

the typical captain of the corporo-educational enter- 
prise has been trained as an academic, not as a pro- 
fessional manager; as a pedagogue, not as a public- 

'People would like us to 
run like the Metropolitan 
Life Insurance Company. In 
fact, a university is more 
like the Metropolitan 
Opera Company." 

relations expert. But he is called upon to be the latter, 
while he serves the former. He must do battle against 
the hesitancy of his institution to view itself as a bus- 
iness, and he must do equal battle against the confusion 
of his own roles. 

R. Miller Upton, for 21 years (until last summer) 
the president of Beloit College, calls the failure to 
make a clear distinction between economic and aca- 
demic realities the major weakness of leadership in 
higher education: 

"So many of my colleagues, saying they know 
nothing about business, will delegate the business 
aspects almost totally to their financial vice-presidents. 
In terms of good management, you can never take that 

"If you don't have a sense of the importance of the 
economic base to the academic purpose, the institution 
is going to suffer. A president must never be embar- 
rassed by the word 'selling,' or by any of the other 
sound business terms." 

If the college or university is serving a predominantly 
black constituency, suggests James E. Cheek, president 
of Howard University, the president must do further 
battle. The enemy in this case, Mr. Cheek says, is the 

WPI Journal / December 1975/15 

"Colleges have to be run 
in a businesslike fashion, 
but I'm not sure you 
can run them exactly 
like businesses." 

temptation to sacrifice identity for short-term survival: 

"Leaders of black colleges and universities must 
show a greater willingness to demonstrate the impor- 
tance of their institutions. They cannot allow them to 
be taken for granted, nor can they conform to the easy 
perception that integration will, in and of itself, improve 
the quality of higher education for black people or 
increase the quantity of access to higher education for 
black people. They must hold to the belief that an insti- 
tution can have a traditional black mission and a pre- 
dominantly black enrollment and still be integrated." 

Similar challenges confront the presidents of women's 
colleges. They — with their trustees and institutions — 
must choose whether to embrace the rush toward coed- 
ucation, or to resist it. As Jill K. Conway, the president 
of Smith College, notes, the choice is riddled with 

"Up to the present, . . . attention has been focused 
on the access of women to institutions of higher educa- 
tion, with little or no thought given to the relationship 
of women students to the curriculum, women scholars 
to research activity, or women graduates to the occu- 
pational structure of society. When access is considered 
in isolation, the logic of coeducation as an equitable 
social policy appears to be overwhelming. 

"The logic for educating women in male-controlled 
institutions is by no means so strikingly apparent, how- 
ever, when one views the question of equity of treat- 
ment of the sexes from the perspective of the content 
of the curriculum, the opportunity to participate in the 
creation of new knowledge, and the potential for subse- 
quent career development. " 

i<> GAIN his or her job. a prospective college president 
must win the acceptance o\' competing interest groups, 
which occasionally are ;is concerned with establishing 
their positions vis-a-vis one another as with ferreting 
out the best candidate. To perform successfully, says 
Glenn A. Olds, president of Kent State University, the 
president "has to be academically competent so that he 
will enjoy the support of the faculty, administratively 
competent so he can perform feats iA fiscal dexterity, 
able to deal with students, of impeccable integrity, and 
fearlessly open " 

Vet, suggests Ernest L. Boyer, chancellor of the State 


University of New York, to avoid dismissal the pr 
dent cannot become identified with any of the gro 
he represents. "If a president starts giving stuc 
answers, faculty answers, or trustee answers, he's lo 
No wonder, then, that the job is so perilous and 
list of casualties ever-lengthening — or that, at one p( 
in the past year, at least 78 four-year institutions 
higher learning were without chief executives. C 

► At the University of Texas at Austin and 
Southern Methodist University, presidents were (]', 
missed or pressured into resigning by their boards ai^ 
becoming identified with faculty concerns. 

► At the University of New Hampshire, Thomas fi 
Bonner resigned as president after prolonged warf; a 
with the state's political leadership and incessant e vt 
torial salvos from William Loeb's Manchester Urn ^ 

► The University of Colorado dismissed its p 
dent after the faculty voted no confidence in him. 

► At Missouri's Stephens College, students and 
ulty members — disturbed that a woman had not 
picked to head the female institution — asked the n] 
whom the board had selected to reconsider his acq 
tance of the presidency. 

The college president, in short, must balance 
ideal and the real — and he cannot, as Jacques Bar 
noted in The American University, "forget the difl 
ence between the golden and the leaden functions h™ 
supposed to perform." 

NOR CAN THE PRESIDENT FORGET that his products i \ 

not cars or switch-dimmers or sky hooks, but peop 
If the company fails to tool them properly, the lossi 
will be very human ones. 

At this point more than at any other, the corpora 
analogy falters. The products are men and women, at 
the process is the often-meandering one of discovei 
and learning. 

"Colleges have to be run in a businesslike fashion, 
says the president of Bowdoin College, Roger Howe 
Jr., "but I'm not sure you can run them exactly Hi 
businesses. The absence of a bureaucracy would h 
very quickly remarked upon by the faculty if the: 
checks didn't turn up on payday; but a lot of academ; 
cians would argue that efficiency, while a good thin; 
is not the highest of all possible virtues. 

"In the educational process there is occasionally 
good deal to be gained from a certain amount c 
inefficiency. If you get so that everything is in exactl 
the right place, it eliminates serendipity, and one of th 
exciting and useful things about an educational proce: 
is discovery. You want to be careful to preserve th 
capacity for this in the midst of all your efficiency." 

The University of Iowa's Willard Boyd makes 

16 WP/ Journal 

er distinction between academic and corporate 
\ :rship: "The college president must keep things 

d up so that the intellectual life will grow." The 
iisity of ferment, he argues, is even greater during 
t iresent besieged state of higher education: 

liese are conditions which either can frighten col- 

and universities into blind 'intellectual protec- 

3}sm' of the past and present, or challenge them to 

future 'intellectual risks.' The latter is the more 

ult, yet more creative, course. It is not antithetical 

ie intellectual process. Quite the contrary, it is the 

ice of it." 

ie advertisement for a president, then, needs this 

Must create an adventuresome corporate structure, 

rve a noncorporate end." 

is the problem facing today's college or university 
•^ident boils down to this: how to apply the tech- 
igy and lessons of corporate management to the 
J human process of education. With that problem 
des this more difficult quandary: how to measure 
dvorth of a human product, 
he Rev. J. Donald Monan, president of Boston 

College, would begin to evaluate the success of an 
educational enterprise by looking at the alumnae and 

"I have sometimes said — and I believe it — that col- 
leges exist for alumni and not for students. If everyone 
fell off the earth after commencement, there would be 
a genuine worth in what you're doing; but in the long 
run — in service to society — institutions have their effect 
through the long-term careers of their alumni. 

"If you can touch their whole character and their 
professional expertise, you are doing something impor- 
tant for society through alumni." 

Yet there is no easy way for today's college or 
university president, grown increasingly remote from 
the ebb and flow of campus life, to touch a student's 
character. The college president of yore, who spent his 
Saturdays pacing the sidelines and his Mondays parsing 
Latin, is as rare as the college of yore. Although one 
notable group of modern presidents has gone public — 
Duke's Terry Sanford announces for the White House, 
the University of Chicago's Edward H. Levi takes over 
the Justice Department, the University of Alabama's 
David Mathews is called to head up h.e.w. — many 
more have gone private. Faced with multitudinous obli- 

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gations to a many-faceted institution, they delegate 
authority and become inundated by their functionaries; 
or, eschewing extensive delegation, they become buried 
in the manifold details of their position. Few stand up 
in the middle, talking in public about the problems, 
challenges, and duties of higher education; and the few 
who do are too often quoted to engage the public's 
attention for long. 

A recent poll by Change magazine asked 4,000 
college presidents, government officials, foundation 
executives, and journalists to pick the leaders of higher 
education. Among the top 44 were only seven presi- 

Yet even if the president does come home from his 
travels, even if he does emerge from his office, even 
should he choose to speak out, is it possible for him to 
touch the character of such a complex structure as a 
college or university? 

If the president can bear the burden, he might reach 
some students in the classroom, others at dinner and 
sports. He can have students living in his home. He 
can, as does Iowa's Boyd, advise a handful of students. 

He can put his office in the middle of the quad an 
open the door to all who drop by. But can he identif 
their character? And, even if he accomplishes that, ca 
he affect it? 

Legal sanctions and social change have foreclosed o 
the day when colleges could act in loco parentis, wit 
the president as reigning patriarch or matriarch. 

Says Bowdoin's Howell: 

"Our kids are all legally adults; it's incumbent o, 
us to treat them as adults in all kinds of ways beside 
just legally admitting that it is the case. The institutioi 
cannot have a simple set of values which it says is th 
only moral code to live by." 

But, he adds: "I don't believe that this cuts down 01 
the sense of being concerned about values, particularly 
in a liberal-arts institution." 

Says Boston College's Father Monan: 

"At least for many institutions, concern with value: 
is something very new. In the '50's you had some ven 
prestigious presidents saying that the whole valui 
dimension was to be left to other agencies and th( 
school was to be concerned with truth. 

18 1 December 1975 1 WPI Journal 

"I don't think you have to make facile distinctions 
ike that. For everyone there is a recognition today that 
here is a clearer obligation. However, to communicate 
/alues is not like communicating calculus." 

Some beginnings, suggests Father Monan, lie at the 
/ery core of the job. The president must show the 
acuity and students that he understands the value of 
he academic life and that he wholeheartedly supports 
t in all its manifestations. He must, if his constituency 
s to take him seriously, show that he views them with 
•qual earnestness. 

But the data for measuring the touching of character 
ire squishy. Frequency-of-repair records and percen- 
ages of the marketplace tell hard facts about light 
witches and their manufacturers, but no charts can 
neasure the relative worth of a technician and a lawyer, 
. contemplative person and one of action. Indeed it 
qay well be — as J. Douglas Brown, the emeritus pro- 
ost and dean of the faculty at Princeton University, 
uggests — that the very obscurity of the data, the im- 
leasurability of the product, increases the president's 
entrality within a college or university: 

"An industrial organization may seek to merge the 
unctions of leadership into a combination of senior 
pecialists in production, finance, and public relations 
—not always successfully. A church, in order to safe- 
uard its traditions, may place leadership in a collective 
ody. But the university not only deals in a host of 
itangibles rather than profit, but also must move 
)rward with vigor and sensitivity. Therefore, only a 
erson, a president, can effectively combine tradition 

"A president wants to be 
liked — by alumni, by 
faculty, by students and 
trustees. But in pursuing 
this, he may end up 
becoming a mediator." 

nd \igor to gain understanding response from a corn- 
lex of cooperating constituencies." 

Yet. however central to the institution the president 
ecomes, he must lead if he is to be followed. Says 
leloit's Miller Upton: 

president must be willing to be out front, in 
reas where he knows he's going to get shot at. This 
i difficult. There's a great temptation to play it easy, 
v president wants to be liked — by alumni, by faculty, 
y students and trustees. But in pursuing this, he may 
nd up becoming a mediator. 

"Leadership in education is difficult because of the 

collegial nature of the community; it's tougher than in 
business, where lines of authority are so tightly drawn 
and easily availed of. But it is possible to be a leader 
and not just a mediator." 

assume for the moment that the president can 
hunker down to the job at hand; that he can lead; that 
in ways mysterious or practical he can see to the touch- 
ing of the institution's complex character. Can he then 
turn successfully to the very corporate business of 
building a better mousetrap — of tooling a product that 
society wants, a product society needs? 

In the difference between wants and needs lies 
another dilemma — and yet another distinction between 
the leadership of business and education. To create a 
product the public wants is a relatively easy and often 
lucrative matter, once the want has been identified and 
the technology refined. To create a product to fill a 
projected and abstract need, the want of which might 
never be articulated, would be business folly, yet how 
much such an approach makes education sense — how 
much it is higher education's duty — may well be a 
measure of the limits of the corporate approach to 
education. If, as many who practice the art believe, a 
president's primary responsibility is to plan for the 
future, then it may be his equal or greater obligation 
not to settle for survival in a mean world, but to strive 
for utility in a grander one. 

many observers of the present educational scene, like 
Dcedalus editor Stephen R. Graubard, see presidents 
and their institutions enmeshed in a survival strategy: 

"Today, when higher education has receded from the 
front pages of all newspapers, when television has few 
student demonstrations to film and no non-negotiable 
demands to report, when the federal government seems 
generally bereft of ideas on higher education, and when 
state legislatures wrangle usually over the size of budg- 
ets and university presidents dash about searching for 
new monies to offset inflationary costs for which 
increased student tuition and fees are quite insufficient, 
there is an almost instinctive concern within every insti- 
tution to look out for itself, to create those conditions 
that will guarantee its own 'survival' and possibly 
increase its competitive advantage. There is not much 
talk of reform: the problem is to get through a difficult 
time, a time of k no growth' and of persistently rising 
costs. Colleges and universities seem frightened and 

To the extent that survival in whatever form becomes 
the goal, the criteria of survival become the measure 
by which the president is evaluated. Again, Stephen 

"To an extent that was not true previously, presi- 
dents and deans are judged for their ability to manage 

WPI Journal I December W 19 

and husband funds. Even where they have been selected 
as 'crisis managers,' they are generally prized for their 
efficiency as fiscal agents." 

Tooling a product to meet present ends and future 
needs poses temptations and hard choices — particu- 
larly in periods of high unemployment, when the 
demand for specific occupational training increases. 
Boom times provide the means for intellectual activity; 
hard times heighten the demand for vocational skilling. 
Beloit's Miller Upton and others suggest that the 
measure of an institution's — and its leaders' — commit- 
ment to liberal education might well be the tenacity 
with which it clings to its historic educational mission 
in depressed times. 

Says Reed's Paul Bragdon: 

"Let us acknowledge straight-away that there is a 
need and a place for vocational education, and that 
most students are going to enter the work force upon 
completing their formal training, i.e., they're going to 
have to find jobs. We should not fail, however, to note 
a number of ironies. 

"First of all, most institutions, public and private, 
throughout the world are today seeking as leaders 
broadly educated men and women who have mastered 
the methods of understanding and attacking problems, 
not the narrowly trained specialist. Secondly, the seem- 
ingly unyielding problems of our times will not be 
solved by vocational certificates any more than by good 
intentions alone, but will require the attention of edu- 
cated and trained men and women with high moral 
purpose. Thirdly, in a society in which more leisure 
time is likely to be available, we have to ask what the 
results will be — enriched lives or lives marked by 
boredom, booze, and the boob tube? 

"The welcome addition of increased opportunities 
for vocational education should not obscure the signifi- 
cance of a liberal education in the lives of men and 
women and for the fate of society." 

Says Martin Meyerson, president of the University 
of Pennsylvania: 

"Those of us in colleges and universities ought to 
help unite the profession or the calling with liberal 
learning. If we do not, we shall have failed the rightful 
aspirations of many of the young who seek a life of 
service. Moreover, unless we imbue vocation with a 
sense of liberal learning, we shall have failed to im- 
prove life as well." 

But to unite the need for specific skills with a broad 
exposure to thought and culture is more complex than 
overseeing the merging of the acetates and alloys that 
produce switch-dimmers. Ironically, the direction may 
be easiest for presidents whose institutions serve the 
underprivileged, if only because, for them, need super- 
sedes theory. Says Howard University's James Cheek: 
I'. BUM blacks have the greatest trouble finding jobs, 

"Presidents are 
generally prized for 
their efficiency as 
fiscal agents." 

we must be acutely aware of where shortages are an 
will be in the labor market, particularly in the profe: 
sions; and we must tailor our programs to thos 


job, the golden possibilities beckon. "I think," mus< 
the American historian Henry Steele Commager, "' 
should support, or if necessary create, a group of mi 
and women whose business is to think far ahead 
their contemporaries, whose business is not to represei 
their own country, their own class, their own time] 
men and women who should be excused from many 
the pressures and passions of their own day and pei 
mitted to imagine a different kind of world, to anticf 
pate problems and propose solutions to them. . . I 
Needless to say, we have at least an embryo, just sua 
a class. I refer to the university." 

But the leaden realities lie in wait. Purely contempla] 
tive creatures require the sort of foundation suppof 
that has dried up in the present financial climate an| 
may not readily revive again. X-ray technicians are a 
work; English doctors of philosophy are at home, typ 
ing curricula vitae. 

The balance of the tangibles and intangibles i 
educational planning and the articulation of purpose 
are, says Harvard University president Derek L. Bol 
critical functions for presidents and their deans: 

"As spokesmen for their institutions, they cannc 
expect to win the understanding and support of a wide 
community unless they can explain with convictio 
what their colleges are supposed to accomplish. I 
deciding how to allocate new resources — or indeed ho 1 
to distribute their own time and energy — they ca 
hardly establish coherent priorities without some sens 
of the ultimate purposes which they hope their college 
will achieve. 

"For these reasons, presidents and deans must forrr 
ulate their own sense of the institution's goals even 
their faculties are unable or unwilling to undertake th 

It has been a neglected function, he adds: 

"Our colleges seem to exist without making much e 
an effort to define their aims. In the thick reports o 
undergraduate education that many colleges have pre 
duccd in recent years, there is little discussion of win 

20 ■> -comber 19/' WP/ Journal 

is that a liberal-arts education should provide for the 

The articulation of purposes, however, can rarely 
s accomplished solely in the light of today or tomor- 
)\v. The college or university president is not allowed 
> forget that the majority shareholders in his corpora- 
on are themselves its past products, with an attach- 
ment to that past. 

If the traditions of the past are to be violated, if old 
/ays are to be altered to meet a new world, the alumni 
nd alumnae want an explanation from the president. 
: vnd they vote their approval or disapproval in a most 
ngible and meaningful way — with dollars and cents 
lat aggregate into the annual-giving totals upon which 
ie daily functioning of the institution's manufacturing 
rocess so heavily depends. 

Perhaps, then, any ad for a college president should 
contain a warning: 

"Caution: past products may dictate direction of 
present process." 

assume — again for the moment — that the president 
can divine a course on which to set his enterprise. Can 
he steer it to his objective, through the welter of 
organizational detail? 

Here, again, lie the challenge and necessity of bal- 
ance. Says Princeton's ex-provost, J. Douglas Brown: 

"Apart from the central role of leadership in terms 
of the goals, values, and standards of his institution, 
the president must have a sense of organization and of 
the administrative arts of working through organization 
to attain institutional goals. It is this aspect of his role 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 21 

22 WPI Journal 

inch makes a shift from professor to president most 
licult for many. 

The professor can express ideas and purposes with 
Imcy, but the president must implement them through 
complex processes of gaining willing and effective 
ion in scores of areas and at all levels. It is in the 
anced interplay of leadership in ideas and leadership 
an operating, dynamic organization that the quality 
a president is tested. Too much emphasis on either 
ect at the expense of the other may lead to high 
poses without accomplishment or a well-run educa- 
lal factory." 

Vet even the art of balancing is not what it once was. 

reconcile research facilities and faculty development 

h classroom space and teaching loads, football aspi- 

ons with faculty salaries called for a fine bit of 

gling. But the task has been immensely complicated 

new legal realities in the academic world. 

Consider the case of a university in the Southwest, 

ich, as of July, 1975, had eighteen lawsuits pending 

liinst it or its officers in which the university was 

I used of violating constitutional or civil rights. Sev- 

i 1 of the suits claimed that the university's admissions 

)>cedures were arbitrary and capricious. Others, filed 

I students and faculty members, charged improper 

I I unlawful dismissals. A research assistant was seek- 
i $500,000 in damages for the university's failure to 
i» ew his contract; a faculty member not recommended 
:< renewal was seeking a million. Several women pro- 
»;ors charged they had been discriminated against 
* ause of sex; a male nurse contended that he would 
I have been dismissed from his position with the 
iversity had he been female. A plaintiff had sued 
> ause, she said, the university had failed to provide 
I with an abortion. Two Mexican-Americans, former 
\ ployees, alleged a broad discriminatory policy on 
J part of the university. 

finally, the president of the university was being 

i) d for $5-million by a former professor in the med- 

il school, who contended that the president had 

\ gaily requested both the doctor's resignation and the 

■ titution of funds allegedly received from the univer- 

I i by the doctor without authorization. 

(Legal routes are, of course, mutually available. 

hen Frank I. Keegan was ousted as president of 

I em State College in Massachusetts, following a 

confidence vote by his faculty and administration, 

I filed suit against the trustees, seeking $200,000 

mages and reinstatement as president.) 

The proliferation of suits against the institutions 

jses still another grim specter for the president. Insur- 

ce companies are increasingly reluctant to provide 

bility coverage in the civil-rights area; and without 

it sort of basic protection — seemingly so far removed 

»m the world of academe — the academic support 

systems cannot begin to function. What kind of legerde- 
main is needed to balance such a complex? 

And, of course, where will the presidents and their 
institutions find the money to finance the support sys- 
tems they devise, however perfectly? Indeed, more and 
more where will they find the funds to underwrite those 
systems that already exist? How to look to the future 
while keeping the present afloat? How much to scuttle 
so that the enterprise can get where it is going? And 
what kind of college or university will arrive at its 

How even to find the money to meet the rapidly 
rising costs of complying with federal social programs 

"The student unrest of 
the 60's taught 
presidents that we could 
not dictate any longer, 
that we had to share power 
and seek counsel." 

— with the financial demands of equal employment 
opportunity, of equal pay, of affirmative action, of 
non-discrimination by age, of occupation safety and 
health, of minimum-wage and fair-labor standards, of 
unemployment insurance, of social security, of health- 
maintenance organizations, of pension-security-act pro- 
visions, of wage and salary controls, and of environ- 
mental protection? At one large, public university such 
costs have tripled in a decade. At a large, private 
university they rose from $110,000 in 1964—65 to 
$3,600,000 last year. At a medium-sized private insti- 
tution, they grew 150-fold in the same period — from 
$2,000 to $300,000. 

Must the president reach out blindly for funds — any 
funds? Or must he somehow weigh the future effects 
of present relief from financial strain? "Why Richard," 
Sir Thomas More was made to say in A Man for All 
Seasons, "it profits a man nothing to sell his soul for 
the whole world . . . but for Wales!" How can a college 
or university president identify what and where the 
institution's soul is, and when it is being bartered? 



Boston College's Monan suggests that Aristotle might 
serve well as a college president. 

"If a president needs one thing, I think he needs 
judgment — practical judgment that is able to under- 
stand the complexities of problems and foresee the 

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"Whenever I watch the 
university's man riding 
the power lawnmower, 
cutting figure-eights, in 
complete control of his 
machine and total arbiter 
of which swath to cut 
where and when, I envy his 
superior autonomy. I don't 
have his power." 

types of consequences that will flow from the alterna- 
tives that are open. He must be able to make good 
decisions, and that's what Aristotle stressed in his 

Father Monan, however, issues one caveat: "Many 
philosophers' theories about life don't always coincide 
with their own abilities to live life and make judgments 

Bowdoin's Howell nominates Elizabeth I: "She's 
certainly used to balancing tight resources and still 
keeping things going. And she's a marvelous public 

Perhaps our help-wanted advertisement needs further 

"Must be resourceful and practical. Should have a 
grasp of today and a clear vision of tomorrow." 

one final question needs to be asked. It may negate 
the need to answer any of the others. 

Does the modern president have the power to lead? 

A veteran watcher of the office, who has served 
under five presidents, notes that in the modern institu- 
tion "power is so diffuse. Everyone has negative pow- 
ers, not positive ones. They can veto, but they can not 

Faced with government regulations; the moral and 
legal pressures of organized parents, consumers, and 
environmentalists; the scrutiny of alumni and trustees; 
and the often-competing wants of some 500 on-campus 
governance and interest groups, Cincinnati's Warren 
Bennis expresses a longing and frustration that many 
presidents share: 

"Whenever I watch the university's man riding the 
power lawnmower, cutting figure-eights, in complete 
control of Ins machine and total arbiter of which swath 
to ctll where and when. I envy his superior autonomy. 
I don't have Ins power." 

A study of leadership in higher education, published 
in 1974 by the Carnegie Commission, concludes: 

"The presidency is an illusion. Important aspects of 
the role seem to disappear on close examination. In 
particular, decision-making in the university seems to 
result extensively from a process that decouples prob- 
lems and choices and makes the president's role more 
commonly sporadic and symbolic than significant. Com- 
pared to the heroic expectations he and others might 
have, the president has modest control over the event 
of college life." 

Should he find himself largely symbolic, more the 
present Queen Elizabeth than an Elizabeth I, the new 
college or university president might well look to the; 
immediate track record of his predecessors to discover 
where (and why) his power has gone. Many lost their 
chambers — literally — as the '60's wrenched to a close 
and student occupiers moved in. But many, too, may! 
have figuratively abandoned their offices in the crunch 
of the warfares at home and abroad. 

Many presidents — sharing, at least in part, the politi- 
cally liberal sentiments if not the radical tactics of their 
rebellious students — acted reluctantly, if at all, to curb 
campus disorders. Civil persons, they confronted incivil- 
ity; persons prone to explore, to weigh, to seek the 
middle road, they found many of their students holding 
rigidly to political and philosophical stances; peaceful 
persons, they were expelled by force. 

Says Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, president of the 
University of Notre Dame: 

"The public at large had been told that the univer- 
sity could solve all the nation's and the world's prob- 
lems. But when they came to solving their own new 
problem of student unrest, most university administra- 
tors appeared helpless. 

". . . University presidents, the font of all wisdom, 
were treated to student contempt, insult, intimidation. 
Their offices were occupied and ruined; their authority, 
unexercised or disregarded. Most became scapegoats 
for the total failure of the university to cope with dis- 

"The exodus of distinguished presidents was unprece- 
dented in the history of American universities. From 
Berkeley to Harvard, from Chicago to Stanford, the 
presidential offices were emptied, and all efforts were 
made to find new men versed in crisis management. 
Often they stayed less than two years, as at Indiana, 
Columbia, and Stanford; those that lasted kept a low 

"There was no conventional wisdom for the tradi- 
tional presidents to fall back on. One week one presi- 
dent was fired for calling the police and another was 
fired for not calling the police." 

However dire the events, says Father Hesburgh, the 
aftermath was more profound: 

"The worst results of the happenings of the '60's 
were the crisis of confidence and loss of nerve they 

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duced in the universities, coupled with a growing 

Iain and even contempt for universities on .the part 

those who had loved them most: parents, alumni, 

efactors, legislators, students, too." 

-low much of the presidents' loss of power is a 

ction of their unwillingness to exercise it? Has the 

iciary, by bringing the arbitration of social conflict 

3 its grinding processes, dulled the fangs of the presi- 

icy? Or was the power already lost before it was so 

ently tested? 

Was the leadership vacuum of the late '60's only a 

imatic expression of a fait accompli? 

For that matter, is reduced presidential power neces- 

ily bad for the institution? 

James Cheek, who freely owns that he has less power 

w as head of Howard University than he did a dec- 

i ago when he was president of Shaw University, 

ss not rue the loss: 

"The student unrest of the '60's taught presidents 

it we could not dictate any longer, that we had to 

are power and seek counsel. Unlike the corporate 

ad, the college president must be willing to exist as 

irst among equals. In the narrow sense of executing 

my own duties and responsibilities, this sharing has 
made the job more difficult; but in the broadest sense, 
it has been good for the presidency and for the educa- 
tional community." 

Barnaby C. Keeney, president of the Claremont 
Graduate School and for 1 1 years president of Brown 
University, suggests that the final years of the last 
decade brought to the fore a continuing presidential 
and institutional deception that undermined and finally 
destroyed the public confidence necessary to the suc- 
cesful exercise of such delicate power. 

"We have a long tradition and a well-established 
practice in American higher education of saying one 
thing and doing another. This practice was particularly 
virulent in the 1960's for a number of reasons, and it 
contributed to the loss of credibility of college and 
university presidents and their institutions. 

"We stated our lofty aims and described our 
virtuous practices, and then sometimes acted sor- 
didly. The most obvious example of such action is 
in the usual description of the purity of amateur 
athletics, of which the practices of recruiting with 
little restraint and unscrupulously giving scholarships 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 25 

to athletes who cannot graduate are part. We inherited 
and made strict rules for student conduct and enforced 
them unevenly, more so than was made necessary 
by the need for flexibility. We described our institutions 
as open to all qualified students, and then made only 

sons primarily skilled — in the words of Clark Kerr 
chairman of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies ii 
Higher Education and former president of the Uni 
versity of California — in "the ability to cut and trim'" 
Can a president skilled to cut and trim also lead? O 

token attempts to recruit from outside the middle class." 
Should the advertisement contain a final qualifica- 
tion: "Must say what is meant, and mean what is 

will the new president be the image of the giants 
of the academic past, charismatic men and women 
whose presence resounded through the entire educa- 
tion community? 

"They had scholarly tastes," writes Harold W. 
Dodds, for 24 years president of Princeton University. 
"Each came to the office possessing an academic back- 
ground. Each was ... of broad interests; several were 
leaders in the political and diplomatic, as well as the 
educational, life of the country. Although none was 
able to ignore the undergirding functions, including 
fund raising, without exception they gave educational 
philosophy, policy, and program top priority." 

But could they live with the discord that is a 
pervasive and perhaps vital part of modern campus 

Could they, indeed, have achieved greatness in the 
present constrained, regulated academic world? 

Will the president become, as the former president 
of Cornell University, James A. Perkins, predicts, "an 

elected official, nominated by the university senate 
and approved by the board, for a limited term . . . the 
consensus-maker, the broker between constituencies. 
the link-- but not the only link between the board 
and the senate" - ? 

Will higher education's leaders of the future be per- 

will the leadership be not outward but inward, a 
withdrawal toward a stable center? 

Must tomorrow's college and university presidents, 
then, be mediators, low-profile crisis managers trained 
in the arts of conciliation? Apostles of efficiency? Task- 
oriented — a closed circle of managers revolving from 
institution to institution as particular needs demand 
particular talents? 

The constituents — the alumni and alumnae, the tax- 
payers, the lawmakers — will have the final say. 

who will answer the ad? 

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[hank You! 

eport of the 1974-75 
/PI Annual Alumni Fund 

Dear WPl Graduates: 

One of the great challenges 
and a source of satisfaction for 
a college president is to meet 
and work with diverse groups 
^ on behalf of his institution. 

Diverse as these groups 
? in background, attitude, and age, they 
mlly have one thing in common — enthu- 
■sm for their AJma Mater. None does better 
this regard than the alumni of WPI who 
nerousiy support us in many ways. 

[n these chaiienging economic times 
? Annual Aiumni Fund is of critical 
oortance. The leverage it gives us in 
cnmpiishing our objectives is enormous. 
ps past fiscal year exemplified the positive 
\ults: the $215,000 Annua] A]umni Fund 
is a significant factor in our total oper- 
ng budget, if was made possibie by many 
::rificial gifts from aJumni throughout the 
untry and world. To each and every one of 
u J extend the heartfelt thanks of 
appreciative institution for your generous 
(i most meaningful support. 

Specia] thanks go to the classes who cele- 
ated their 25th, 40th, and 50th reunions 
it June. Your special anniversary gifts to 

the College were most significant and heart- 
warming. The classes of 1925 and 1950 ap- 
plied their gifts to a neuroelectrophysiology 
and a life science iaboratory. respectivety, 
as part of the renovation of Sah'sbury Hah. 
The class of 1935 endowed scholarships in 
their name. These gifts help us to continue 
our provision of outstanding engineering and 
science education. 

Many individual alumni worked to make 
the Annua] Fund a success in 1974-75. Par- 
ticular thanks go to Fund Board Chairman 
Waiter J. Charow '49 and his fellow Fund 
Board Members Leonard H. White '41, G. 
Albert Anderson '51, Howard I. Nelson '54, 
Peter H. Horstmann '55, and Daniel J. 
Maguire '66. Their ieadership has been con- 
spicuously successful. We give them our 
thanks for their long hours, hard work, and 

The Giving Clubs 

With sincere appreciation to the following alumni for their leadership support: 


For thoughtful and generous contributors of 
$1,000 or more 

*L. Norman Reeve, '06, James J. Shea, '12, James 
L. Atsatt, '14, Edward C. Bartlett, '14, Earl C. 
Hughes, '14, Raymond P. Lansing, '15, Alfred W. 
Francis, '17, Norman P. Knowlton, '18, *Benjamin 
Luther, '18, John W. Coghlin, '19, George R. Rich, 
'19. *Malcolm B. Arthur, '20, Frederic R. Butler, 
'20. Paul S. Sessions, '21, * Warren A. Ellsworth, 
'22. Wayne E. Keith, '22, *Richard Walberg, '23, 
L. Ivan Underwood, '25, Sigurd R. Wendin, '25, 
Milton E. Berglund. '26, Frederick A. Farrar, '31, 
Eben H. Rice, '31, Henry B. Pratt, '32, Edward J. 

Abendschein, '35, *Raymond 0. Granger, '35, 
*William R. Steur, '35, Francis S. Harvey, '37, J. 
Morrison Smith, '37, Charles C. Bonin, '38, 
Thomas B. Graham, '38, Raymond B. Shlora, '40, 
*Leonard H. White, '41, *Robert H. Grant, '42, 
Irving James Donahue, Jr., '44, Franklyn Williams, 
'44, James J. Clerkin, '45, Anson C. Fyler, '45, 
Cushing C. Bozenhard, '46, George Button II, '46, 
George E. Comstock III, '46, John E. Hossack, '46, 
Julius A. Palley, '46, Edward A. Pendleton, '46, 
John H. Williams, '49, Robert F. Stewart, '50, 
Robert C. Wolff, '51, Michael M. Galbraith, '58, 
Michael A. DiPierro, '68 
*Life Members 


For gifts ranging between $600 and $999 

Edmund K. Brown, '13, Dr. Howard S. Nutting. '23. 

Donald F. Sears. '26, Clifford I. Fahlstrom. '27. 

Albert N. Narter, '30. Russell W. Parks, '41, 

Dr. Edward H. Peterson, '43, Reynald J. Sansoucy, 



For gifts ranging between $300 and $599 

Oliver B. I.H obs. '10, Chester M. Inman. '14, Henry 
W. Sheldriek. '17. Thomas B. Rutherford, '19, John 
Q. Holmes, '20, Robert A. Peterson. '20. Weston 
Hadden, '22. Frank R. Mason. '22. C. Freeman 
Hawley, '23, Joseph I'. Mason. '23. Frederick II. 
Si heer, '23, Daniel L. Hussev. '25. Luther B. 
Martin. '25. ken/.o Matsuo. '25. Henrv L. Mellen, 
'25. Harold A. Baines, '21). Eugene M Hunter. '26. 

Chandler w. [ones, '21.. Ann. aid 1, Paquette, '26. 

William A Ru88ell, 2U. Charles J. Thompson. '26. 
Charles S. Moon-. '27. William M. Raulia. '27. 

Russell C. Wiley, '29, Carl W. Ho. kstrom, '30. E. 
Waldemar Carlson, '30, Francis E. Kennedy, '30, 
Daniel I- O'Grady, ' 10, Edward I. Bayon, '31, 

Russell v. Corsini, '31. Nicholas S. Sculos, '31, 

Herbert A. Stewart, '31, Dana B. Carleton, '32, 
Dr. William E. Hanson, '32, Waldo E. Bass, '33, 
Robert E. Ferguson, '33. Warren C. Saltmarsh, '3 
Dwight J. Dwinell. '34, Walter M. Kurtz, '34, 
Everett F. Sellew, '34, Paul J. Sullivan, '34, C. 
Marshall Dann, '35, Phillip S. Dean, '35, Joseph 
Glasser, '35, Leonard G. Humphrey, Jr., '35, 
Charles C. Puffer, '35, Raymond J. Quenneville. '! 
John R. Brand, '36, L. Brewster Howard. '36, 
Arthur D. Tripp, Jr.. '36. Gordon F. Crowther, '3? 
Richard F. Burke, Jr.. '38, Robert M. Taft, '38, 
Walter L. Abel, '39, Wilder R. Carson, '39, Georj 

E. Feiker, Jr.. '39. S. Merrill Skeist. '40, Alexand* 
S. Chodakowski, '41, James E. McGinnis, '41, 
Robert A. Muir. '41, Delbert A. Betterley, '42, 
Herbert M. Goodman, '42, Samuel W. 
Williams, Jr., '42, Norman A. Wilson, '42, S. Bail 
Norton, '43, Herbert Asher, '44, Nicholas N. 
Economou, '44, Christopher T. Terpo, '44, Paul M 
Craig, Jr.. '45. Robert M. Edgerly. '45. Paul N. 
kokulis. '45. Donald A. Ferguson, '46, John C. 
Met/.ger. Jr., '46, Charles B. Miczek, '46, Allan 
Glazer, '47. Samuel Ringel, '47, Howard J. Dembe 
'48. Niel I. Fishman. '48. Albert S. Goldberg, '48, 
Robert W. Henderson, '48, Allen M. Mint/.. '48, 
Clark L. Poland. '48. Walter J. Charow. '49. Hani 
B. Levenson, '49, Donald Taylor. '49. Raymond L. 
Alvey. Jr., '50, Robert N. Cochran. '51. Lawrence 

F. s< into. '51. Francis W. Madigan, Jr.. '53, 

ward I. Nelson, 54, K. Kingman Webster, 54, 
er H. Horstmann, '55, Peter S. Morgan, '55, 
rek M. A. Shawaf, '55, Edwin B. Coghlin, Jr., 
, Hans H. Koehl, '56, Edward W. Eidt, Jr., '57, 
drew P. Cueroni, '59, Lawrence S. Green, '61, 
idley E. Hosmer, '61, Donald J. Schultz, '61, 
eodore P. Zoli, Jr., '63, Stephen J. Hebert, '66 


p gifts ranging between $100 and $299 

irk Eldredge, '06, Percy M, Hall, '07, Donald H. 
ice, '07, Leon W. Hitchcock, '08, Donald D. 
nonds, '08, Richmond W. Smith, '08, George A. 
rratt, '09, Charles F. Goldthwait, '09, Edward A. 
nff, '10, E. Donald Beach, '11, Earl W. Gleason, 
, Frank M. McGowan, '12, Arthur C. Burleigh, 
, Frederick S. Carpenter, '13, J. Arthur 
mteroth, '13, Leon H. Rice, '13, Millard C. 
encer, '13, Ellwood N. Hennessy, '14, George 
ss, '14, Frank Forsberg, '15, John W. Gleason, 
, Dr. Charles B. Hurd, '15, Everett Hutchins, '15, 
uglas F. Miner, '15, Edward R. Nary, '15, Carl 
Burgess, '16, Leslie J. Chaffee, '16, Simon 
llier. '16, Roland D. Home, '16, Robert E. Lamb, 
i, Joseph E. Murphy, '16, Dr. Arthur Nutt, '16, 
iden T. Williams, '16, Aurelio E. Zambarano, 
i, Clinton S. Darling, '17, Philip 0. Pray '17, 
rmon F. Safford, '17, John R. Wheeler, '17, 
alter B. Dennen, '18, Arthur M. Millard, '18, 
ger B. Chaffee, '19, George W. Roraback, Jr., 
, Robert C. Sessions, '19, Raymond E. Taylor, 
, Chester W. Aldrich, '20, Arvid E. Anderson, 
, Milton W. Garland, '20, Raymond B. Heath, 
, Harold G. Hunt, '20, Burton W. Marsh, '20, 
rlton J. O'Neil, '20, George L. White, '20, George 
Condit, '21, Irving M. Desper, '21, William L. 
irtin, '21, Lyle J. Morse, '21, Edward Rose, '21, 
rl E. Skroder, '21, Irving R. Smith, '21, Foster E. 
irtevant, '21, Charles I. Babcock, '22, Charles N. 
irkson, '22, Wilfred H. Howe, '22, Lawrence K. 
de, '22, Lloyd F. McGlincy, '22, Fred 
:kwick, Jr., '22, John V. Russell, '22, J. Carleton 
ams, '23, Edwin B. Coghlin, '23, Carl M. Holden, 
, Edward B. Johnson, '23, Lewis J. Lenny, '23, 
lph R. Meigs, '23, Dr. Paul R. Swan, '23, John H. 
ui, '23, Edward G. Beardsley, '24, Clarence W. 
:Elroy, '24, F. Paul Ronca, '24, Llewellyn A. 
rgess, '25, Louis Corash, '25, Arthur V. Houle, 
», James C. Irish, '25, Roland dc. Klebart, '25, 
onard F. Sanborn, '25, Robert B. Scott, '25, 
onard C. Calder, '26, Raymond C. Connolly, '26, 
illip R. Delphos, '26, Donald L. Hager, '26, 
arles B. Hardy, '26, Fred H. Hedin, '26, Stanley 
Johnson, '26, O. Harold Kallander, '26, Winthrop 
Marston, '26, Prof. Kenneth G. Merriam, '26, 
mry G. Mildrum, '26, John S. Miller, '26, Charles 
Moran, '26, John A. Morse, '26, Lawrence S. 
terson, '26, Randall P. Saxton, '26, Theodore D. 
hoonmaker, '26, Mabbott B. Steele, '26, Axel H. 
endin, '26, Warren T. Wentworth, '26, Emerson 
Wiggin, '26 Alfred D. Wilson, '26, Richard E. 
ven, '27, Cecil R. Furminger, '27, George J. 
ickman, "27, Victor E. Hill, '27, E. Carl Hoglund, 
| Robert E. Johnson, '27, Walter G. Johnson, '27, 
ward J. Kearnan, '27, Donald L. King, '27, Philip 
MacArdle, '27, Charles MacLennan, '27, Dean 

L. Merrill, 27, Kevork K. Nanigyan, 27, 
Dr. Donald S. Searle, '27, Nathan M. 
Southwick, Jr., '27, Thomas A. Steward, '27, 
Bernard J. Wahlin, '27, Russell G. Whittemore, '27, 
Frederick H. Knight, '28, William M. Lester, '28, 
Roland C. Mather, '28, Alexander L. Naylor, '28, 
Donald P. Reed, '28, Gordon E. Rice, '28, Roger K. 
Stoughton, '28, Nathaniel Clapp, '29, J. Kendall 
Fullerton, '29, Halbert E. Pierce, Jr., '29, C. Eugene 
Center, '30, John W. Conley, '30, Charles R. Fay, 
'30, Stanley H. Fillion, '30, Ralph H. Gilbert, '30, 
Prof. William W. Locke, '30, George A. Marston, 
'30, Dean M. Lawrence Price, '30, Dr. Philip M. 
Seal, '30, Donald R. Simonds, '30, John H. 
Sylvester, '30, John H. Wells, '30, Henry N. Deane, 
'31, Albert M. Demont, '31, Paul H. Fittz, '31, Jay 
M. Harpell, '31, Trueman L. Sanderson, '31, 
A. Francis Townsend, '31, Oliver R. Underhill, Jr., 
'31, Robert S. Williamson, '31, Emanuel S. 
Athanas, '32, Ernest W. Foster, '32, Elliott D. 
Jones, '32, C. Stanley Knight, '32, Linn M. 
Lockwood, '32, Donald J. McGee, '32, Paul E. 
Nelson, '32, Donald W. Putnam, '32, Edward K. 
Allen, Jr., '33, Allen L. Brownlee, '33, Harry T. 
Jensen, '33, Carroll M. Johnson, '33, Richard T. 
Merrell, '33, Sumner A. Norton, '33, Alfred G. 
Parker, '33, Carl G. Silverberg, '33, Sumner B. 
Sweetser, '33, Jeremiah H. Vail, '33, Gordon R. 
Whittum, '33, Charles Wolk, '33, Bertil H. 
Anderson, '34, Howard W. Atkins, '34, Ernest M. 
Crowell, '34, Chester G. Dahlstrom, '34, Warren H. 
Davenport, '34, Charles S. Dayton, Jr., '34, 
G. Donald Greenwood, '34, Clayton E. Hunt, Jr., 
'34, Luther C. Leavitt, '34, Charles W. McElroy, 
'34, Albert T. Phelps, '34, V. Thomas 
Ratkiewich, Jr., '34, Philip W. Stafford, '34, 
Howard E. Stockwell, '34, Gordon P. Whitcomb, 
'34, Joseph P. Buckley, '35, B. Austin Coates, '35, 
Theron M. Cole, '35, William A. Dempsey, '35, 
Preston H. Hadley, Jr., '35, Francis L. Harrington, 
'35, Eugene S. Henning, '35, Joseph A. Johnson, Jr., 
'35, Frederick W. Mclntyre, Jr., '35, Theodore D. 
McKinley, '35, Thomas F. McNulty, '35, Richard P. 
Merriam, '35, Homer R. Morrison, '35, Roland L. 
Nims, '35, Verner R. Olson, '35, Andrew W. Palm, 
'35, William C. Potter, '35, Emerson J. Robinson, 
'35, Dr. Paul R. Shepler, '35, Dr. Irving Skeist, '35, 
M. Kent Smith, '35, Roy 0. Swenson, '35, Gordon S. 
Swift, '35, Robert B. Taylor, '35, Edward W. 
Armstrong, '36, Leo T. Benoit, '36, Carl F. Benson, 
'36, Carleton W. Borden, '36, Harold S. Burr, '36, 
George L. Chase, '36, Earl M. Curtis, '36, Alfred C. 
Ekberg, '36, C. James Ethier, '36, Robert 
Fowler, Jr., '36, J. Edward Guild, '36, Leonard W. 
Johnson, '36, William C. Maine, '36, David M. 
Morley, '36, John J. O'Donnell, '36, George E. 
Rocheford, '36, Jacob A. Sacks, '36, Benjamin H. 
Smith, Jr., '36, Abbott D. Wilcox, '36, George P. 
Wood, '36, Philip G. Atwood, '37, Prof. Ray K. 
Linsley, '37, John F. McGinnis, '37, Chandler P. 
Pierce, '37, William Price, '37, Robert B. Abbe, '38, 
Robert P. Day, '38, Allen R. Deschere, '38, Richard 
J. Donovan, '38, Richard M. Elliott, '38, Edmund M. 
Fenner, '38, Oscar A. Fick, Jr., '38, Neil A. 
Fitzgerald, '38, Philip K. Hathaway, '38, 
M. Leonard Kuniholm. '38, George W. McKenna, 
'38, Francis B. Swenson, '38, Jack F. Boyd, '39, 
Arthur N. Cooley, '39, Carl K. Hitchon, '39, Donald 
E. Houser, '39, John H. Lancaster, '39, Carl W. 
Lewin, '39, C. John Lindegren, Jr., '39, Robert W. 

Martin, '39. Albert A. Nims, Jr., '39, Albert J. 
Raslavsky. '39, Edward J. Roszko, '39, Billie A. 
Schmidt. '39. George S. Bingham, '40, Kenneth R. 
Blaisdell, '40, Dr. Ronald S. Brand, '40, William S. 
Brooks, '40, Prof. Malcolm S. Burton. '40, Joseph 
M. Halloran. Jr., '40, Robert E. Higgs. '40, Fritz E. 
Johanson, '40. Russell A. Lovell. Jr.. '40. Judson D. 
Lowd, '40, Philip E. Meany. '40. John H. Peters, III, 
'40. Lawrence R. Sullivan, '40, David B. Zipser. 
'40. Dr. George A. Cowan. '41, James J. Hoar, Jr., 
'41. Charles L. Hoebel, '41, F. Harold Holland, Jr., 
'41, Dr. Herman Medwin, '41. Hilliard W. Paige, 
'41, Donald F. Palmer. Jr.. '41, William C. 
Richardson, '41, William P. Simmons, '41, Donald 
E. Smith. '41. F. William Ziegler, '41, Paul C. 
Disario, Jr.. '42. Haskell Ginns, '42, Philip J. 
Hastings, '42. Edward H. Jacobs, '42, Richard H. 
Kimball. Jr.. '42. Frederic C. Merriam, '42, 
Alexander Mikulich, '42, Francis J. Oneglia, '42, 
Robert W. Searles, '42, Victor H. Thulin, '42, 
J. Richard Weiss, Jr., '42, J. Perry Fraser, '43, 
Victor E. Kohman, '43, Alfred Voedisch, Jr., '43, 
Gordon C. Anderson, '44, C. Edward Bean, '44, 
Norman S. Blodgett, '44, Richard A. Carson, '44, 
David M. Field, '44. Harrison E. Holbrook, Jr., '44, 
Erling Lagerholm, '44, Alfred F. Larkin, Jr., '44, 
John P. Newton, Jr., '44, Paul I. Pressel, '44, 
Richard W. Russell, '44, Charles C. Tanona, '44, 
John G. Underhill, '44, Kimball R. Woodbury, '44, 
Edwin G. Baldwin, '45, Dr. Joseph D. Carrabino, 
'45. Robert G. Chaplick, '45, Howard D. Gerring, 
'45. Irving Goldstein. '45, Philip A. Henning, '45, 
Charles A. Morse, Jr., '45, Robert E. Scott, '45, 
Robert C. Appenzeller, '46. Melvin H. Bredahl, '46, 
James Bush, Jr., '46, Walter J. Grimala, '46, Robert 
S. Jacobson, '46, August C. Kellermann, '46, 
Richard C. Lawton, '46, Albert E. Rockwood, Jr., 
'46, Robert W. Schramm, '46, George J. Bernard, 
'47, Henry J. Bove, '47, Daniel W. Knoll, '47, Daniel 
G. Lewis, Jr.. '47. Kenneth H. Truesdell, '47, Robert 
H. Adams. '48, Paul E. Evans, '48, Sameer S. 
Hassan, '48. Paul C. Holden, '48, Richard K. 
Home, '48, Francis X. Lambert, '48, James G. 
McKernan, '48, Robert E. Nowell, '48, Daniel H. 
Sheingold. '48, Prescott A. Stevens. '48, James S. 
Adams. '49, Francis J. Bigda. '49, Fred J. Brennan, 
'49. Richard J. Coughlin, '49, James M. Genser, '49, 
Alfred Hapgood, Jr.. '49. Robert T. Kesseli, '49, 
Edward R. Knight, '49. Edward A. Luiz, '49, Sidney 
Madwed. '49. Gerald F. McCormick, '49, Daniel L. 
McQuillan. '49. Robert E. Miller, Jr., '49. Harry H. 
\1o( ban, Jr., '49. Harvey L. Pastan, '49. Raymond J. 
Remillard, '49. Hugh M. Robinson, '49. Donald H. 
Story. '49. Burl S. Watson. Jr.. '49. Robert R. 
Atherton. '50. Norman E. Baker, '50, John P. 
Burgarella, '50. William B. Carpenter, '50, Neil J. 
Crowley. '50. Henry S. C. Cummings, Jr., '50, 
Hoikki K. I. Flo. '50, Saul Gordon, '50. William C. 
Griggs. '50. R. Reed Grimwade, '50, Charles P. 
Gure, '50, Earle A. N. Hallstrom. '50. Col. Frank 
W. Harding, III. '50. Daniel I- Harrington. Jr., 
'50, Malcolm D. Horton. '50. Arthur W. Joyce, Jr., 
'50. Edmond H. fudd, '50, Francis E. Kearney. 
'50, Richard C. Olson. '50. Dr. John C. Orcutt. 
'50, Robert A. Padgett, '50. John W. Peirce. '50. 
Hammond Robertson, Ir.. '50. Eli S. Sanderson. '50. 
Louis Shulman. '50, Robert K. Smith. '50. Henry 
Styskal, Jr.. '50, Donald VY. Thompson. '50. Philip 
A Wild. '50, G. Albert Anderson. '51. Gerald F. 
Atkinson. '51. Mark E. Maker. '51. Martin G. 

Bromberg, '51, Richard A. Coffey, Jr., '51, Donalc 
J. Corey, '51, William J. Cunneen, '51, Arthur H. 
Gerald, Jr., '51, Harvey L. Howell, '51, Edmund G 
Johnson, '51, Frank A. MacPherson, '51, Albert / 
Mahassel, '51, Thomas A. McComiskey, '51, 
Edward C. Moroney, Jr., '51, Duncan W. Munro, 
'51, John L. Reid, '51, James E. Rich, '51, Robert ^ 
Ripley, '51, Ramsey U. Sheikh, '51, Donald F. 
Stockwell, '51, Richard G. Bennett, '52, Norman } 
Frank, '52, Richard T. Gates, '52. Richard C. 
Gillette, '52, S. Paul Li, '52, Paul H. Sanford, '52, 
George T. Abdow, '53, Richard A. Davis, '53, 
Richard J. Hall., '53, John E. Leach, '53, William C 
Mears, '53, Arthur M. Shepard, '53, David T. Vai 
Covern, '53, Robert C. Woodward, '53, Michael S 
Zucker, '53, Jaak Jurison, '54, Russell R. Lussier, 
'54, Harry L. Mirick, Jr., '54, Dr. Werner M. 
Neupert, '54, Fabian Pinkham, '54, Walter A. 
Reibling, '54, Edwin Shivell, '54, Gordon E. 
Walters, '54, Dr. Howard J. Dworkin, '55, 
Prof. Hartley T. Grandin, Jr., '55, Martin A. 
Rafferty, '55, Robert C. Stempel, '55, Clifford W. 
Burwick, '56, Dr. Raymond R. Hagglund, '56, 
Joseph F. Paparella, '56, David A. Pratt, '56, Pete 
J. Stephens, '56, George P. Strom, '56, Donald F. 
Berth, '57, Dr. John L. Buzzi, '57, Richard J. 
Ferguson, '57, George H. Long, Jr., '57, Edward J. 
Moineau, '57, William W. Rawstron, '57, Arthur 
Shahian, '57, Richard M. Silven, '57, Harvey A. 
Berger, '58, David B. Denniston, '58, Jasper Frees 
'58, Philip M. French, Jr., '58, Marian C. Knight, 
'58, Robert A. Moore, '58, Joaquim S. S. Ribeiro, 
'58. James J. Vedovelli, '58, Richard N. Gustafson, 
'59, Thomas F. Humphrey, '59, Peter A. Nelson, 
'59, Philip H. Puddington, '59, Dr. George P. Rizzi, 
'59, Howard H. Street, III, '59, Mark H. 
Abramowitz, '60, William M. Aitken, '60, Paul W. 
Bayliss, '60, Dwight M. Cornell, '60, Richard P. 
Harding, '60, Peter A. Lajoie, '60, Sang K. Lee. '6( 
Benjamin B. Morgan, '60, Francis G. Toce, '60, 
David J. Welch, '60, James M. Dunn, '61, Lee P. 
Hackett, '61, Larry L. Israel, '61, Arthur W. Kroll, 
'61, Charles W. Mello, '61, Lloyd W. Pote, '61, Joh 
W. Powers, '61, Frederic A. Stevens, '61, 
Dr. James W. Swaine, Jr., '61, Ronald C. Ward. '6: 
Bruce W. Woodford, '61, William A. Brutsch. '62, 
Carmine A. Carosella, '62, James L. Forand, Jr., 
'62, David L. Goodman, '62, Major Jay P. 
Hochstaine, '62, Capt. John R. Tufano, '62, 
Dr. Richard F. Dominguez, '63, David E. 
Dunklee, Jr., '63, Ralph D. Gelling. '63, Robert H. 
Gowdy, '63, John B. Lawson, '63, Robert M. Melloi 
'63, Russell E. Person. '63, Stuart P. Bowen, '64, 
Paul A. Covec, '64, Larry G. Hull, '64, Dr. Bruce S 
Maccabee, '64, Thomas G. McGee, '64, Thomas J. 
Modzelewski. '64, Frederic C. Scofield, III, '64, 
William E. Shanok. '64, Robert H. Cahill, '65, 
Alexander B. Campbell. II, '65, William D. 
Galebach. '65, Walter J. Ruthenburg, III, '65, 
Dr. David M. Schwaber, '65, Chester J. Sergey, Jr. 
'65, Alfred G. Symonds, '65, Terry G. Tracy, '65. 
David C. Johnson, '66, John V. Magnano, '66. Earl 
C. Sparks, III, '66. Edward S. Ciarpella, '67. 
Thomas A. Gelormino. '68, Gregory H. Sovas, '68, 
Alfred G. Freeberg, '69, Leonard Polizzotto, '70. 
Joseph R. Radosevich. '70. Raymond J. Biszko, 71, 
Gregory S. Dickson. '71. Reginald G. Dunlap. '71, 
Thomas J. Kaminski, '71, Paul B. Popinchalk, '71. 
Frank W. Steiner, '71, Francis J. Wehner. Jr., '71, 
William N. Ault. '73 

The Alumni Fund Board 

Walter J. Charow, '49 
Leonard H. White, '41 

G. Albert Anderson, '51 
Howard I. Nelson, '54 

Peter H. Horstmann, '55 
Daniel J. Maguire, '66 

General Chairman 

Chairman, Presidents Advisory 



Chairman, Phonothon Program 

Chairman, Special Gifts Program 

Chairman, Anniversary Program 

The Volunteers 

The fund is successful because of the 
many hours of time and effort which 
were donated by individual alumni who 
are the key link in the solicitation 
process. We acknowledge with grateful 
thanks the efforts and successes of the 
following volunteers: 


illiam M. Aitken, '60, J. Norman Alberti, '24, G. 
bert Anderson, '51, Carl W. Backstrom, '30, 
tnald R. Bates, '40, Robert A. Berg, '59, Delbert 
Betterley, '42, George H. Birchall, Jr., '42, 
mneth R. Blaisdell, '40, Jack F. Boyd, '39, Robert 
Boyea, '58, Cushing C. Bozenhard, '46, John W. 
aley, Jr., '57, Prof. John Lott Brown, '46, Richard 
Burke, Jr., '38, George Button II, '46, Edward M. 
ihill, '55, Walter J. Charow, '49, Edwin B. 
tghlin, Jr., '56, Walter F. Conlin, Jr., '46, Rollin K. 
jrwin, '65, Paul M. Craig, Jr., '45, Gordon F. 
•owther, '37, Albert M. Demont, '31, Allen R. 
3schere, '38, Michael A. DiPierro, '68, Paul C. 
sario, Jr., '42, Robert E. Dunklee, Jr., '40, Robert 
. Edgerly, '45, Raymond J. Forkey, '40, Allan 
azer, '47, Thomas B. Graham, '38, Donald J. 
-enier, '55, Joseph M. Halloran, Jr., '40, Dr. 
'illiam E. Hanson, '32, John P. Harding, Jr., '47, 
ephen J. Hebert, '66, Peter H. Horstmann, '55, 
lomas F. Humphrey, '59, Chandler W. Jones, '26, 
'illiam A. Julian, '49, P. Warren Keating, '40, 

Wayne E. Keith, '22, Luther C. Leavitt, '34, C. John 
Lindegren, Jr., '39, Daniel L. Lintz, '49, Francis W. 
Madigan, Jr., '53, Louis J. Marsella, '56, Philip 
Michelman, '51, Charles B. Miczek, '46, Allen M. 
Mintz, '48, Robert A. Muir, '41, Daniel F. 
O'Grady, '30, Edward J. Odium, '31, Francis J. 
Oneglia, '42, Carlton J. O'Neil, '20, Bradford W. 
Ordway, '39, Julius A. Palley, '46, Joseph F. 
Paparaella, '56, Russell W. Parks, '41, Harvey L. 
Pastan, '49, Edward A. Pendleton, '46, Arthur P. 
Pingalore, '44, Albert J. Raslavsky, '39, Lester J. 
Reynolds, Jr., '50, James E. Rich, '51, Samuel 
Ringel, '47, Edmund J. Salate, '48, George E. 
Saltus, '53, Trueman L. Sanderson, '31, Raymond 
B. Shlora, '40, Robert F. Stewart, '50, Louis E. 
Stratton, '39, George P. Strom, '56, Donald 
Taylor, '49, Etienne Totti, Jr., '42, Otto A. 
Wahlrab, '54, Sigurd R. Wendin, '25, Sidney B. 
Wetherhead, '45, John R. Wheeler, '17, Leonard H. 
White, '41, Norman A. Wilson, '42, Robert F. 
Wilson, '41 


Arnold J. Antak, '68. Richard A. Arena, 71, James 
P. Atkinson. '69, William N. Ault, 73, Gregory W. 
Backstrom, 70, Walter J. Bank, '46. Nicholas J. 
Barone. '65. Donald W. Bean, '58, Capt. Francis L. 
Belisle. Jr.. 70. L. Thomas Benoit. Jr.. '66, Carl W. 
Bergman. Jr.. '46. Paul H. Bergstrom, '38. Edouard 
S. P. Bouvier. '55. James W. Bowen, 74, John J. 
Bresnahan, Jr., '68. Daniel J. Brosnihan III, '62. 
Gedney B. Brown, '55. James R. Buell. 73. William 
S. Bushell, '37, Neil T. Buske. '59. Edward F. 
Cahalen. '27. Robert H. Cahill, '65. Edwin C. 
Campbell. '43. Donald C. Carlson, '65, John H. 
Chapman, '37, Raymond F. Cherenzia, 73, R. 
Norman Clark, '33. Joseph J. Conroy, Jr., '46, 
George Davagian. Jr.. '68. Ralph A. Di Iorio, 70, 
George D. Eldridge. '63. William F. Elliott. '66. 
Willard R. Ernst. '53, Richard M. Filippetti, 73. 
Charles S. Frary, Jr., '34, George F. Gamache, '68, 
Douglas J. George, '69, Carl A. Giese, Jr., '43, 
Michael T. Glynn, '68, Michael G. Gordon, '56, 
Philip J. Gow, '43. Miles W. Grant, Jr., '59. William 
G. Hillner, 70, David G. Holloway. '59, Timothy C. 
Johnson. 71. Elliott D. Jones, '32, John D. Kaletski, 
72. Lawrence Katzman. '69, Charles D. Konopka, 
'68. Robert J. Leduc. 72, Richard A. Loomis, '55, 

Daniel J. Maguire, '66, R. Michael Malbon, '63, 
Arthur H. Mallon, '39, Frederick W. Marvin, '46, ! 
Daniel G. Mazur, '38, Donald M. McNamara, '55, i 
John C. Meade, '46, Richard R. Nabb, 73, Donald 
R. Nelson, '59, Howard I. Nelson, '54, Peter A. 
Nelson, '59, Stewart W. Nelson, '66, Robert G. 
Newton, '40, Lcdr. Brian J. O'Connell, '62, John R. 
Palitsch, 74, Lawrence A. Penoncello, '66, Neal D 
Peterson, '51, Stephen W. Petroff, '68, Walter E. 
Pillartz, Jr., '61. Andrew L. Piretti, '68. F. David 
Ploss III, 70, Leonard Polizzotto, 70, Albert Pollin 
'55, Richard G. Ramsdell, '41, Lynwood C. Rice, 
'44, William G. Ritchie, '48, John E. Rogozenski, Jr.| 
'67, James F. Rubino, 74, Edward G. Samolis, '52, 
Leon R. Scruton, 70, Herbert H. Slaughter, Jr., '4( 
Richard A. Sojka, 72, Stanley W. Sokoloff, '59, 
Douglas H. Tarble, 73, Jayantilal T. Thakker, '66, 
Victor H. Thulin, '42, Francis G. Toce, '60, John G. 
Underhill, '44, Jeremiah H. Vail, '33, Charles F. 
Walters, '55, Elbert K. Weaver, '60, Leonard J. 
Weckel, '66, Leon F. Wendelowski, '69, Ralph D. 
Whitmore, Jr., '42, Francis L. Witege, '38, Nancy 
E. Wood, 73, Robert R. Wood, 73, Bruce T. Work 
74, William H. Wyman, '65, Paul C. Yankauskas, 
'42, Ronald L. Zarella, 71, Michael P. Zarrilli, 71 


Harold R. Althen. '52, Gerald F. Atkinson, '51, 
Bruce M. Bailey. '51, David C. Bailey, '25, Harold 

A. Baines, '26, Leo T. Benoit, '36, Carl F. Benson, 
'36. Milton E. Berglund, '26, Karl H. Bohaker, '35. 
Carleton W. Borden, '36, Richard C. Boutiette, '52, 
John R. Brand, '36, Paul J. Brown. '50. Harold S. 
Burr. '36, Carl F. Carlstrom, '25, Allen C. Chase, 
'36. George L. Chase. '36, Everett S. Child, Jr.. '50, 

B. Austin Coates. '35. Henry S. Coe, Jr., '50, Henry 
S.C. Cummings. Jr.. '50, Walter G. Dahlstrom, '36, 

C. Marshall Dann. '35, Phillip R. Delphos, '26, 
Henry M. Demarest, Jr.. '51. Walter B. Dennen, Jr., 
'51, Dr. Paul M. Downey, '36. Donald L. Edmunds, 
'36, Clifford I. Fahlstrom. '27. Robert Fowler. Jr., 
'36. George W. Fuller. '36. Rafael R. Gabarro, '51, 
Alexander L. Gordon, '36, J. Edward Guild. '36, 
Allan F. Hardy. Jr.. '35. Daniel J. Harrington, Jr.. 
'50. William H. Haslett, Jr., '51. Lawson T. Hill. Jr., 
"50, E. Carl Hoglund, '27. Arthur V. Houle, '25, 
Richard E. Howard. '51. Daniel L. Hussey. '25, Carl 
E. [ohansson, '51, Edmund G. Johnson. '51. Joseph 
A. Johnson. Jr.. '35. W. Evans lohnson. '51. F. 
Kenwood [ones, '36, Arthur W. Joyce. Jr.. '50. 

li .mi is I-!. Kearney, '50. Kirke Leonard. '51. 

Donald C. Lewis, '51, Stanley R. Lindberg, '51, 
Robert M. Luce, '51, Dewey R. Lund, '51, Philip A. 
MacArdle, '27, Frank A. MacPherson, '51, Luther 
B. Martin, '25, Thomas A. McComiskey, '51, James 
H. Meiklejohn, Jr., '50, Henry L. Mellen, '25, 
Stanley L. Miller, '51, David M. Morley, '36, 
Edward C. Moroney, Jr., '51, William F. Mufatti, 
'51, Duncan W. Munro, '51, Edwin H. Nahikian, 
'51, Roland L. Nims, '35, John J. O'Donnell, '36, 
Kenneth W. Parsons, '50, Charles C. Peirce, '51, 
Michael C. Rallis, '36, George E. Rocheford, '36. 
Robert W. Rodier, '51, Lawrence F. Scinto, '51, 
Robert B. Scott, '25, Paul F. Seibold, '50, Ramsey j 
U. Sheikh, '51, Alan F. Shepardson, '36, George A. 
Sherwin, '36, Lester A. Slocum, Jr., '51, Dr. 
Stedman W. Smith, '36, Eric W. Soderberg, '35, 
Vartkes Sohigian, '51, Donald J. Spooner, '51, 
Mabbott B. Steele, '26, Philip J. Sullivan, '35, Roger 
W. Swanson, '51, Gordon S. Swift, '35, Henry D. 
Taylor, '51, Robert B. Taylor, '35, Joseph E. 
Thomas, '51, John M. Tracy, '52. Arthur D. 
Tripp. Jr.. '36, Abbott D. Wilcox, '36, Plummer 
Wiley. '35, Samuel R. Winther, '51. Robert C. 
Wright, '36, Frederick L. Yeo. '36 







Cash - % 







Of Goal 







$ 727.67 


$ 27.99 









Central New York 
































Connecticut Valley 
















lastern Connecticut 
























,os Angeles 








Jew Haven 








Jew York 








forth Shore 








Northern California 








Northern New Jersey 








'acific Northwest 
























'hode Island 
























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emorial gifts of $4,895.00 were received in 
emory of the following alumni: 

mes E. Smith, '06, Lester H. Greene, '12, 
arquhar W. Smith, '13, Richard W. Young, '16, 
lien D. Wassail, '17, William F. Ronco, '25, 
arold P. Kranz, '29, Lothar A. Sontag, '29, 
/arren C. Whittum, '30, Ladislaus T. Jodaitis, '35, 
awrence F. Hull, '64, Robert W. Suhr, '65. 


equests totaling $290,750.99 were received during 
le past year from the estates of: 

lmer H. Wilmarth, '97, Joseph W. Rogers, '01, 
dwin M. Roberts, '04, James H. Manning, '06, 
rthur J. Knight, '07, Herbert P. Sawtell, '08, 
Harold P. Conklin, '11, John Barnard, '13, Harry B. 
indsay, '13, Wyman H. Varney, '13, Edward T. 
mes, '14, Raymond W. Burns, '16, Paul M. 
.bbott, '20. 


Total in 


Total Cash 




# of Gifts 

















































































































































































































































































3 1 5 





























Total in 


Total Cash 




# of Gifts 































































































































































Number of 

rift Range 

Cash Gifts 

Cash Total 

5000 and above 



2000 - 4999 






600- 999 



300- 599 



100- 299 



50- 99 



25- 49 



1- 24 







Student Aid 

Alumni Scholarships 

$ 29,000.00 

Additional Financial Aid 


Athletic Department 


Faculty Salaries 


Computer Center (PDP-10 Computer] 


Restricted Gifts 

Class of 1925 (Biomedical Neuro- 

electrophysiology Labs) 


Class of 1935 (Endowed Scholarship) 


Class of 1950 (Life Science 

Instrument Lab) 


Class of 1934 (Admissions Office 



Class of 1948 (Audio-Visual Facility) 


Other Restricted Class Gifts 


General and Miscellaneous 


Grand Total 


Honor Roll 

An asterisk (*) before a name in the class list indicates that the alumnus 
has been a continuous conbributor to the Alumni Fund since his 
graduation or since the Fundbegan in 1924. We heartily thank these loyal 

CLASS OF 1903 

Henry J. Potter 

CLASS OF 1905 

Ernest C. Morse 

CLASS OF 1906 

Mark Eldredge. Franklin C. Green. Roy S. Lanphear. L. Norman 

CLASS OF 1907 

L. Herbert Carter. Percy M. Hall. Raymond A. Haskell. Howard 
H. Haynes, /ames B. Lowell. *Donald H. Mace 

CLASS OF 1908 

Herbert M. Carleton. Royal W. Davenport. Sumner A. Davis. 
Leon W. Hitchcock. George H. Ryan. Donald D. Simonds. 
Richmond W. Smith 

CLASS OF 1909 

George A. Barnitt. Charles F. Goldthwaif. Frank E. Hawkes, 
'Wilfred F. /ones 

CLASS OF 1910 

Charles E. Barney. Millard F. Clement. Edward A. Han/f. *OZiver 
B. Jacobs. Everett D. Learned 

CLASS OF 1911 

E. Donald Beach. David E. Carpenter. A. Hugh Reid. Clarence W. 

CLASS OF 1912 

Eric G. Benedict. In Memory of Harrison G. Brown. George E. 
Clifford, hirl IV. Gieason, I Francis Granger, Guy C Hawkins, 
Alfrnl R, Kinney, Frank M. McGowan, Eugene H. Powers. Henry 
A Rickett, */ames I Shea, Hariand F. Stuart, Edward /. Tucker, 

F. Ho/man Waring 

CLASS OF 1913 

Clarence A Brock, Edmund K. Brown, Arthur C. Burleigh, 
'Frederics S Carpenter, George C Graham, Allen H. Gridiey, 
David G Howard, Albert J. Lorion, / Arthur Planteroth, Leon II 
Hue In Memory of Farquhai W Smith, Millard C. Spencer 

CLASS OF 1914 

fames I. Atsatt. Edward C Bartlett, vVinthrop B. Brown, Arthur 
H Bums, Horace L '.ale. AJberi S Crandon, Ray C. Crouch, 
fohn / Desmond, 'Franklin C Gurley, EUwood N. Hennessy, Earl 
C Hughes, Chester M fnman, George Ross, William W. Spratt, 
Arthw C Torrey, Clayton R. Wilcox 

CLASS OF 1915 

Clarence f Alexander. Allen M Atwater. Howard C Barnes, 
William I Becker, fohn M Bond, Frederick P Church, Dav/d H. 
Fleming, Franli Forsberg, lohn \\ Gieason, Eunei H Haines, 
•RusseiJ N Hunter, lh Charles R Hurd, Everett Hutchins, 
Winfield S Jewell h Raymond P Lansing. Douglas F Miner, 
Edward fl IVarj Myron M Smith. Maurice G .Steele 

CLASS OF 1916 

*/. Arthur Blair. Carl H. Burgess. Leslie /. Chaffee. Wellen 
Coburn. *Simon Collier. Roland D. Home. Robert E. Lamb. 
Donald B. Maynard, Joseph E. Murphy. Dr. Arthur Nuft. Chei 
G. Rice, Clifford W. Sanderson. Harold G. Saunders, *C. Leroj 
Storms. Sidnev T. Swallow. Horace Trull. William S. Warner 
Selden T. Williams, In Memory of Richard W. Young, AureliaJ 

CLASS OF 1917 

Edward M. Rrennan. Walter F. Conlin Sr.. Clinton S. Darling. 
Richard R. Davidson, Wentworth P. Doolittle, Clarence E. Fa) 
*Alfred W. Francis. Walter H. Gi/ford. Ronald E. Greene. Roi 
C. Hanckel. Charles E. Heywood. Louis E. Jacoby, Everett R. 
Janvrin. Richard D. Lambert. William L. G. MacKenzie. Paul 
Matte. Philip C. Pray. *Hermon F. Saf/ord. Henry W. Sheldrii 
Clarence B. Tilton, Max W. Tucker, John A, C Warner. In 
Memory of Allen D. Wassail. John R. Wheeler, Hollis J. Wynr 

CLASS OF 1918 

Charles C Alvord. James Apostolou. Howlund RuttJer. Harolc 
Davis. Walter fi. Dennen. Ervant H. Eresian. Osborne T Evei 
George C Griffith. *Norman P. Knowlton. *John F. Kyes. Jr.. 
Hey ward F. Lawton. Lewis F. Lion vale. Roger M. Lovell. Frar 
N. Luce. *Ben;amin Luther. Arthur M. Millard, Maurice W. 
Richardson. Iver G. Schmidt. Ralph F. Tenney, Oakley C. WulM 
Win/red D. Wilkinson. Frederick E. Wood 

CLASS OF 1919 

*Edwin W. Remis. Carl I. Benson. Everett C. Bryant. George VU 
Caldwell, Hoy H. Carpenter. Roger R. Chaffee, John W. CoghM 
Cyril W. Dawson. Howard S. Foster. Dana D. Goodwin. Ray V\l 
Heffeman, Judah H:Hum/)hrey. Howard A. McConville, H. Ead 
Munz, Vincent J. Petfine. George fi. fiich. George W. fiorabacH 
lr.. Thomas R. Rutherford. *Roberi C. Sessions, Wilder S. Smitfc 
Charles W. Staples, Raymond E. Taylor, Watson H. Whitney | 

CLASS OF 1920 

Chester W. Aldrich. *Arvid E. Anderson. Malcolm R. Arthur. I 
Willis F. Atkinson, Laurence G. Bean. Raymond I). Bishop, 
George R. Rlaisddl. Harold I). Ihmtrllr. Herbert E. Brooks, 

Frederic R, Bailor. Norman C Firth. *Miiton W. Carlo/id. /'null 
Harriman, Raymond R. Heath, Allan W. Hill, lohn Q. Holmes. I 
Col. Robert W. Horner, Harold G. Hunt. W. Stanley Lawrence. 

•Rurion W. Marsh. Raymond F. Meader, "Carlton I. O'Neii. 
Hober/ A. Peterson, Sr., Fredericli E. Reiners. Albert R. Hienstnj 
Saul Robinson, Baalis San/ord, * Walter B. Shear. Homer E. 
Stevens, Harry W. Tenney, Ernest Thompson, Jr.. George L, 
White, Lester C. Wightman, Guj F. Woodward. Oliver R. VA'nlf* 

1SS OF 1922 

i W. AJden. CharJes I. Babcock, Roy G. Bennett. Wellington 
ingham. Aiden I. Brigham. Carl W. Carlson, Charles N. 
kson, Chester P. Currier. CharJes S. Cushing. Emerson B. 
leil. Richard D. Field, Russeil M. Field. Weston Hodden. 
?rt B. Hall, John A. Herr. Wilfred H. Howe. Lawrence K. 
9. Enfried T. Larson, Kenneth /. LJoyd, James L. Marston, 
tk R. Mason. Lloyd F. McGlincy. *Carl F. Meyer. Fred P. 
lrd. C. Warren Page, Philip S. Parker, George F. Parsons. 
f Pickwick. Jr.. Harold S. Rice. John V. Russell, Stanley M. 
nsend. *George A. Walker. *Philip H. White. *Everett G. 
htman, Robert M. Wilder 

VSS OF 1923 

irleton Adams, Jesse M. Blodget, W. Roy Cdrrick, George S. 
/, *Edwin B. Coghlin, Lincoln A. Cundall, Andrew Fiore, 
on M. Goodnow, Aldo P. Greco. Kenneth E. Hopgood, 
; am /. Harrington, *C. Freeman Hawley. Carl M. Holden, 
Hurowitz. Edward B. Johnson, Harold C. Johnston. Harold 
idson. Lewis /. Lenny. Philip W. Lundgren. Joseph P. Mason, 
in H. Mattson. Donald McAllister. Ralph R. Meigs, Percival 
eyer. Weston Morrill, *Dr. Howard S. Nutting, Ralph C. 
:e. Cortice N. Rice. Jr.. Kenneth C. Roberts, Philip /. 
nson. Frederick H. Scheer. Richard H. V. Shaw, George B. 
v. Dr. Carleton S. Sprague. Dr. Paul R. Swan, John H. Tsui, 
■r T. Waite. Richard Walberg, Ralph W. White 

iSS OF 1924 

forman Alberti, Clarence E. Anderson. Solon C. Bartlett. 
ard G. Beardsley. Milton A. Bemis. Prof. Francis C. Bragg, 
ard J. Burke, Edward L. Carrington, Godfrey /. Danielson, 
ge D. Estes, *Warren B. Fish. Roger A. Fuller. Preston W. 
!, E. Herbert Higgins. Leslie J. Hooper. Harry L. Hurd. 
ge S. Johnson. Edward F. Kennedy. Simeon C. Leyland, 
k H. Linsley. Lionel O. Lundgren, Walter T. MacAdam, 
,'las B. Martin. Clarence W. McElroy. Arthur P. Miller. F. 
Ronca. Alfred P. Storms. Stephen J. Vouch, Raymond G. 
ox. *Gordon C. Willard. *Donald B. Wilson 

iSS OF 1925 

d C. Bailey. Edwin M. Bailey. Charles H. Bidwell. Wolcott S. 
?U. Llewellyn A. Burgess. Carl F. Carlstrom. Louis Corash. 
;s J. Cornell, Roland A. Crane. O. Arnold Hansen. Arthur V. 
e. *Daniel L. Hussey. James C. Irish, Roland C. Klebart. 
her B. Martin. Kenzo Matsuo. Donald M. McAndrew. Henry 
elien. David J. Minott. Julian A. Pendleton. Kenneth A. Pratt, 
rt E. Quinlan. Leonard F. Sanborn, Robert B. Scott, 
•ion K. Sterrett. L. Jvan Underwood. William H. Welch. 
-d R. Wendin 

iSS OF 1926 

ieth R. Archibald. *Harold A. Baines. Milton E. Bergiund. 
ir H. Brewster. Leonard C. Colder, C. Sture Carlson, 
ond J. Chinnock. Raymond C. Connolly, *Phillip R. Delphos, 
lerick D. Fielder. Carroll D. Forristali, Donald L. Hager, 
mr W. Haley, Carl G. Hammar, *Charles B. Hardy, Frederic 
aske/1. Charles M. Healey. Jr.. Fred H. Hedin, *Eugene M. 
ter. Stanley F. Johnson, Chandler W. Jones. Edward Jones. O. 
Wd Kallander. Vahan B. Kurkjian. Winthrop S. Marston. 
leton F. Maylott. Pro/. Kenneth G. Merriam. Henry G. 
rum. John S. Miller. Charles M. Moran. *John A. Morse. 
S. Otis. Linwood E. Page. Armand L. Paquette. Arthur C. 
•oris. Lawrence S. Peterson, George I. Pierce. James A. 
'.(son. William A. Russell. Randall P. Saxton. Theodore D. 
jonmaker. Donald F. Sears. Mabbott B. Steele. Harry E. 
(ton. Charles J. Thompson. *Howurd B. Thompson. Liewellin 
ififade. Axel H. Wendin. Warren T. Wentworth. Emerson A. 
gin. Alfred D. Wilson 

\SS OF 1927 

lard E. Bliven. Bradford M. Bowker. George L. Bush, Chester 
)eune. Herbert P. Dobie. Clifford I. Fahistrom. Charles H. 
$ Cecil R. Furminger. Louis H. Gri//, Chester Haitsma, Joseph 
farris. *George J. Heckman. *Victor E. Hill. E. Carl Hoglund. 
Richard K. Irons, Robert E. Johnson. Walter G. Johnson. 
nrd /. Keurnun. Donald L. King. Philip A. MacArdle, Charles 
:Lennan, Dean L. Merrill. *Charles S. Moore. Kevork K. 
ligyan. Charles B. Parker. Robert L. Parker. William M. 
ha. Carl H. Schwind. Dr. Donald S. Searle. Nathan M. 
thwick, Jr.. Thomas A. Steward. Paul W. Swenson, Emmett A. 
fiver, Rernard J. Wahlin. *Russell G. Whittemore 

CLASS OF 1928 

Lyman C. Adams, Milton H. Aldrich. Carl F. Alsing, Lawrence E. 
Backlin. Roderick A. Bail. Gabriel O. Bedard. Harold G. 
Butterworth. *Frank E. Buxton, Bernard N. Carlson. Frederick R. 
Cook. Charles H. Decater. John E. Driscoll, Charles G. Durbin. 
Theodore J. Englund. Frank J. Fleming. W. Bigeiow Hall. Paul 
Henley. *Francis H. King, Frederick H. Knight, *A. Everett 
Lawrence. William M. Lester, Clifford S. Livermore. Ralph H. 
Lundberg, James A. MacNabb, William A. Manty, Andrew F. 
Maston, Roland C. Mather, James H. McCarthy. Alexander L. 
Naylor, Forrest S. Nelson. Reginald J. Odabashian, Arthur W. 
Oicott, Harland L. Page. Karl W. Penney, Wilbur H. Perry, 
Lincoln H. Peterson. Stanley H. Pickford. *Donald P. Reed. 
Gordon E. Rice. Frederick G. Sandstrom. Lester H. Sarty, Paul C. 
Schmidt. Arthur T Simmonds, Roger K. Stoughton, Milton A. 
Swanson, Roger B. Tarbox. Harold R. Voigt, Winslow C. 
Wentworth, Andrew L. Wilkenson, Julian A. Witkege 

CLASS OF 1929 

Frederick G. Baldwin. *Wayne S. Berry. Clifford Broker, Dr. 
Arthur H. Burr. Luther Q. H. Chin. Nathaniel Clapp. Prof. 
Laurence F. Cleveland. William L. Crosby, Boris Dephoure. Diran 
Deranian, John R. Dobie, Frank H. French, *J. Kendall FulJerton, 
Arthur E. Gilbert. Jr., Albert C. Holt. Holbrook L. Horton, Francis 
E. R. Johnson. *Arthur W. Knight, Milton F. LaBonte. Edward E. 
Lane, Daniel R. Leamy. Clayton B. Marshall, John H. McCarthy. 
Frederick J. McGowan, Jr., John L. Mooshian, Percy E. Newton. 
Carleton E. Nims, Andrew J. O'Connell. Erold F. Pierce, Halbert 
E. Pierce. Jr.. John D. Putnam, Harold G. Richards. Nicholas J. 
Ruperti. A. Harold Rustigian, Lawrence Silverborg. Richard J. 
Stone. Wilford A. Sutthill, Robert L. Towne, George J. Tsatsis. 
Tuito K. Walkonen, Francis Wiesman, *Russell C. Wiley. Dr. 
James H: Williams 

CLASS OF 1930 

Henry O. Allen, *Carl W. Backstrom. Albert A. Baron. David K. 
Bragg. *E. Waldemar Carlson, C. Eugene Center, Charles H. 
Cole. John W. Conley. George W. Crossley. William H. Doyle, 
Charles R. Fay, Stanley H. Fillion, Myrton P. Finney, Leland H. 
Fisler. Thomas F. Flynn. Ralph H. Gilbert. Albert M. Goodnow, 
Armando E. Greco. Carmelo S. Greco, Allan L. Hall. Lincoln B. 
Hathaway. Robert E. Hollick, Francis E. Kennedy, *Pro/. William 
W. Locke. *George A. Marston, Albert N. Narter, Daniel F. 
O'Grudy. John R. Parker. George E. Perreault. Dean M. 
Lawrence Price, J. Lloyd Richmond. Walter Rutman, Dr. Philip 
M. Seal. Donald Simonds. Wendell H. Simpson. Clyde T. Smith, 
Prof. Harry A. Sorensen. George W. Stratton, John H. Sylvester, 
William E. Tate. Alvin E. Thrower. John T. Tompkins. Jr. .Paul J. 
Topelian. Vernon E. Wade. Milton Y. Warner, John H. Wells 

CLASS OF 1931 

Robert E. Barrett, Clifford A. Bergquist. Robert Bumstead, Joseph 
/. Bunevith. Hilding O. Carlson. Benjamin R. Chadwick, F. Dudley 
Chaffee. Edward S. Coe. Jr.. Victor N. Colby. Royal W. Cooper. 
Russell V. Corsini. Henry N. Deane, Albert M. Demont, Frederick 
A. Farrar. Theodore L. Fish. Paul H. Fittz, C. Russeil Gill. Milton 
D. Gleason. *A. Wallace Gove. William Graham. Allan G. Hall, 
Raymond E. Hall, Jay M. Harpell. Edwin V. Haskell. John H. 
Hinchcli//e, Jr., Ralph Hodgkinson, Frederic C. Holmes. Charles 
A. Kennedy, *David D. Kiley, Russell J. Libbey, Otis E. Mace, 
William U. Matson. George W. Munson, Edgar A. Phaneuf. *J. 
Philip Pierce. Eben H. Rice. Carl F. Sage. Trueman L. Sanderson. 
Nicholas S. Sculos. George M. Siegel, George W. Smith, Michael 

C. Sodano. *Herbert A. Stewart. Robert D. Taylor. Henry H. 
Terry. *A. Francis Townsend. Prescott K. Turner. John B. 
Tuthill. Oliver R: Underbill. Jr.. Charles B. Walker. Carroll N. 
Whitaker, Jrving S. White. Robert S. Williamson. Charles E. 

CLASS OF 1932 

N. Albert Anderson. Emanuel S. Athanas. Arthur W. Backgren. 
Robert I. Belmont. Fred A. Bickford, Walter J. Brosnan, Edwin S. 
Brown. *Dana B. Carleton. Theodore S. Chmura. Marcel A. E. 
Delys. Jan W. Dowgielewicz. Emile R. Dube, Ernest W. Foster, 
David Goldrosen, Earle E. Green. Dr. William E. Hanson. Elliott 

D. Jones. Ambrose Kennedy, C. Stanley Knight, Howard P. 
Lekberg. Eino O. Leppanen. Lester N. Lintner. Linn M. 
Lockwood. Raymond H. Lynch. Donald J. McGee, William J. 
Minnick. Norman Monks. Paul E. Nelson, John Nizamoff. Olof W. 
Nyquist. Constantine J. G. Or/anos. Leonard H. Peters, Jr.. Edwin 
L. PoJJard. *Henry B. Pratt. Russell D. Purrington, Donald W. 
Putnam. Charles S. Reasby. David Rice. Ellis R. Spaulding. 
*Francis M. Sullivan. John fi. Tinker. Edwin C. Tucker. Curtis M. 
While. FriHlerick F. Whiteford. Caw C. Wilson. Clelan G. Winn 

CLASS OF 1933 

Edward K. Alien. Jr.. Alexander Alves. *William A. Anderson, 
Waldo E Bass. I Alfred Bicknell. Robert W. Blake. Hugo P. 
Borgofti. Charles S. Brewer. Allen L. Brownlee. Vincent F. Buell. 
Leo Burwick. R. Normun Clark. Edward G. Conway, Guy A. 
Cummings. Jr.. George Davagian. Thomas E. Decker. Arthur H. 
Dixon. Frank F. Dodge, Dr. Herman W. Dorn. /. Roy Driscoll. 
John J. Dwyer. Frank L. Eaton. Jr.. Robert E. Ferguson. 
Aider H. FuJJer. Robert W. Fulton. Kenneth E. GJeason. Gilbert 
U. Gusta/son. Harold A. Hammer. Linval D. Harvey. Donald W. 
Hasidns. John A. Henrickson. Leighton Jackson. Harry T. Jensen. 
CarJ L Johnson. Carroll M. Johnson. Edwin L. Johnson. *Aram 
Kalenian. John C. Kee/e. Jr.. Albert L. LaJiberte. Harvey F. 
Lorenzen, George W. Lyman. Richard T. Merrell. George W. 
NicoJetti. Sumner A. Norton. Alfred G. Parker. H. Edward 
Perkins. Jr.. W. Harvey Perreauit, Robert G. Peterson. Frederick 
M. PottiBT, Wesley B. Reed. FrankJin fi. Roberts. Warren C. 
Saitmarsh, *John G. L. Shabeck. Jr.. Carl G. Silverberg. Arthur E. 
Smith. *Ghestr; R. SpieJvogeJ, *Sumner B. Sweetser, Jeremiah 
H. \'o/i. Ralph J. Voigt Gordon R. Whittum. Charles Walk. Alton 
B. Wvman 

CLASS OF 1934 

*Bertil II Anderson. Howard W. Atkins, Edward I. Barrett, 
Hamld B Bell. Kenneth E. Bennett, fohn A. Birch, Ercd<-n< h E 
Botverman, Warren R. Bums. U'llliom E. Burpee, I. Boyiston 
Cnni pi* -II. Allan R. Catheron, Blakslee 1/ Colby, Anthony C 

.. Ernest M Crowell. *Merritl E, Cutting, Chester G 
DahJstrom, vVarren II Davenport, Charles S. Dayton, fr., 
'Dwighi I DwineU. Charles j Egan, Joseph E. Flanagan, 1/ . 
Henry H Franklin, 'Charles S Frary, b . lU-ilint / Cole. 
Robert s Grand, G Donald Greenwood, WillardP. Greenwood, 
I'aul S Grierson, ]t . Joseph Haddad, CarJ Hammarstrom, 
Theodore F Hammett. Curtis A. Hedler, Russell p Hook, Stephen 
/ Hreusik, Clovion E Hunt. It . George Katista, Fohn // Keenan, 
Waltei M Kurt/ R Custof Larson, Luthei C l.eavitt. Edward R 
Markerl f . 7 1 f j i . • roy. John A McMahon. William E. 

William I' Mitnik, llaiohl Narcus, Shephard R Palmer, b . 
Porta, Albert T Phelps, Theodore Post, Louis /'/ess v 
Thomas Ratkiewich, b Richard W Rhodes. Dr Lli/oli R 
Romanoff fames V Rowlej 'Everett / Sellew. /( Raymond 

LovelJ Smith, It . I Russell Smith, Warren S Snow, 
Philip W Stafford, H Victor Sten beck, George A Stevens. 
Howard / SlockwelJ R Lincoln Stone. Paul 1 Sullivan, Michael 
fijian. Donald C Vibbei Gordon P U'lut* omb. Hmvnnl ,\ 
V\7nttufn. Humph re) I Wrin 

CLASS OF 1935 

Anonymous, Jn Memory of Marcus Abelson. *Edward J. 
Abendschein. George W. Axelby. George P. Beaulieu. Carl G. 
Bergstrom. Walter A. Blau. ]r.. Karl H. Bohaker. Joseph 
P. Buckley. *B. Austin Coates. Theron M. Cole. C. Marshall 
Dann. Maurice E. Day. Phillip S. Dean. WiUiam A. Dempsey. 
Samuel D. Ehrlich. Joseph Glasser, Martin B. Graham. Raymor 
O. Granger. James J. Gushaw. Preston H. Hadley, Jr., Allan F. 
Hardy. Jr.. Francis L. Harrington, James K. Healy. J. Russell 
Hemenway. Eugene S. Henning, Herbert N. Hoffman, Leonard 
Humphrey. Jr.. Wendell D. Jewell. Joseph A. Johnson, Jr., 
Osmond L. Kinney. Paul S. Krantz. Theodore R. Latour, Roger 
Lawfon. Herbert V. Leckie, Jr., Harold A. LeDuc, Lester L. Lib 
C. Gordon Uncoln. Kenneth A. Linell. Arvo A. Luoma. Frederic 
W. McJntyre. Jr.. Theodore D. McKinley. Thomas F. McNulty, 
Richard P. Merriam, *Raymond L. Moeller. John J. Molloy, 
Homer R. Morrison, Roland L. Nims, Howard E. NordJund. • I 
Verner R. Olson. Andrew W. Palm, William C. Potter. Charles 
Puffer. Raymond J. Quenneville. Lionel C. Reed. Emerson J. 
Robinson. William J. Samborski. Victor F. P. Sepavich, Dr. Paul 
R. Shepler, Dr. Irving Skeist. Charles S. Smith, M. Kent Smith, 
Memory of Kingston C. Smith, David V. Smyth, Eric W. 
Soderberg, Raymond F. Starrett, William R. Steur. Frederick V 
Swan. Jr.. Roy O. Swenson. Gordon S. Swift, J. James Tasillo. 
Robert B. Taylor. Harold K. Vickery, Max H. Voigt. Harvey W] 
White. Plummer WHey. William M. Wilson. William E. Wymajl 

CLASS OF 1936 

Harry T. Anderson, Jr.. Edward W. Armstrong, Leo T. Benoit. 
Carl P. Benson. Walter F. Beth. Carleton W. Bordon, *John R.I 
Brand. Harold S. Burr. Allen C. Chase. George L. Chase. Norml 
V. Coyle, Gordon H. Creamer, *Earl M. Curtis. Walter G. 
Dahlstrom. Donald L. Edmunds. Alfred C. Ekberg. C. James 
Efhier. Robert Fowler. Jr.. George W. Fuller, Edward K. 
Gladding. *Scott K. Goodwin. Martin C. Gowdey. J. Edward 
Guild. Joseph R. Hastings, Harold F. Henrickson. L. Brewster 1 
Howard. Richard S. Howes, Leonard W. Johnson. Richard W. 1 
Keenan, N. Robert Levine. *William C. Maine. Dr.. John T. 
McGrath, H. Foster McRell. Jr., *David M. Morley. John J. 
O'Donnell. James W. Phelps, Harold N. Pierson, Michael C. 
Ralh's, George E. Rocheford. Jacob A. Sacks. Alan F. Shepardsq 
George A. Sherwin. Burton H. Simons. Ben /am in H. Smith. Jr., I 
Dr. Stedman W. Smith, John H. Thompson. Arthur D. Tripp, Jn 
Abbott D. Wilcox. Hewitt E. Wilson. George P. Wood. Theodon 
C. Wyman. Frederick L. Yeo 

CLASS OF 1937 

*Erving Arundale. Kingston E. Atwood. Philip G. Atwood. 
*Lawrence K. Barber. Donald L. Beebe. William S. Bushell. 
*Wiiliam E. Carew, Jr., John R. Casey. William C. Clark. John 
Covell. Jr.. Harold N. Cox. Jr.. Gordon F. Crowther. Henry C. 
Dearborn, Gordon C. Edwards. William P. Frawley, *Paul R. 
Glazier, *Laurence F. Granger. William J. Harmon. *Francis i 
Harvey. Daniel |. Hastings. Jr., John Higginson, Wesley P. 
Holbrook, Ralph H. Holmes. Harris W. Howland. *A. Hallier 
Johnson, Carl E. Larson, Jr.. Pro/. Ray K. Linsley. Richard J. 
Lvman. *Francis H. Marchand. Maxwell E. Marshall, John F. 
McGinnis. Capt. Thomas W. McKnight. USN, Rolland W. 
McMurphv. Samuel W. Mencow, James F. Moore. Thomas M. 
Nolan, Howard W. Osborn, Carl S. Otto. James B. Patch. Jr.. 
Chandler P. Pierce. A. Hamilton Powell. Foster C. Powers. W. 
Robert Powers. William Price. Richard A. Prokop. Oliver H. 
Rome. Roger E. B. Randall. Robert S. Rich. Raymond W. Schul 
Morrison Smith. Paul J. Stone. Vincent O. Sfromberg. Robert F. 
Webster, Talbot F. Wentworth. M. Blair Whifcomb. John B. 
Willard, Dunn W. Woodward. William W. Worthley. Leonard 

CLASS OF 1938 

Robert R Abbe, Robert A. Babcock, Paul H. Bergstrom, Euger 
Bertozzi, b . / Harper Blaisdell. Jr., *Charles (.'. Bonin, */• 
Randolph Buck, Frederick I Burg, "'Richard F. Burke, Jr., Geol 
R Cattermole, Donald B. (,'JniL ^Richard W. (,'loues. Andrew 
Constant, Richard H, (.'ourt. *Leo /. Cronin, Robert P. Day, \/l 
I Delude, //.. 'Alien R, Deschere, linhaid J. Donovan, *fiich< 
M i.lhott. Robert A, Evans, Edmund M. Fenner, Oscar A. 
Fick, 1/ . *\rii A Fitzgerald, Norman M Gamache, Thomas Bi 
Graham, Perry F Grenon, Allen H, CridU'v. b . Ernest E. 
Gusta/son, Philip K lloflioum . Howard vV Haynes, Werner^ 
Hrld. vVilliam I) Hoicomb, Pro/, Donald W. Howe. Jr., Robert 
Karakoosh Miint I Kuilas, M Leonard Kuniholm, Ent L, 

irge Mollis. Daniel G. Mazur, George W. McKen 
William I O'Brien, Robert E I'mkcr. Sulnt'v F. Perkins, Jr., 

1 F. Pethybridge, Dr. Arnet L. Powell, Maurice Pressman, 
'm G. Safford. Edward A. Sawtell, Warren H Schafer. 
R. Seaver, David G. SJovin. Robert L. SomerviJJe. Joseph 
iniunas, Robert C. Stickle, Dana D. Stratton, Richard M. 

Francis B. Swenson, *Robert M. Taft, Edward J. Traynor, 
'. Vaughan. Murray C. Wilson, Francis L. Witkege 

S OF 1939 

;r L. Abei, William R. Ahern, Charles H. Amidon, Jr., 
V. Bergstrom, Henry S. Blauvelt, Thomas G. Bourne, 
\ Boyd, Harrison K. Brown, Roger W. Bryson, *Dr. Donaid 
ness, *Wiider R. Carson, *Malcolm R. Chandler, Aiian H. 
Arthur N Cooley, E. Bruce Crabtree, Edward C. Dench. 
3 T. Dervos, Prof. Howard Duchacek, Ralph E. Dudley, 
i E. Feiker. Jr.. Chester I, Ferguson. Jr.. DonaJd L. Fogg, 
. Foimsbee. George C. Graham. Jr.. Jacob J. Hagopian, 
Harvey, Jr., Carl K. Hitchon. */ohn G. Hollick, *DonoJd E. 
■. John W. Hughes. Haroid W. Humphrey, Jr., *David H. 
toger L. If/land, Gieason W. Jewett, Thomas S. Johnson. 
! B. KapJan. Oiva J. Kama, *CarJ A. Keyser, Edwin L. 
D hiiip A. Kulin, John H. Lancaster. Albert M. Lavan, CarJ 
vin. C. John Lindegren, Jr., Ernest N. L/unggren, Robert S. 
*Arthur H. MaJJon. Douglas W. Marden, Robert W. 
, David McEwan. Keith E. McKeeman, Ward D. Messimer, 
B. Mirick, John P. Moiony, Robert A. Morse, Robert C. 
y, Albert A. Nims, Jr., Elmer E. Nutting, C. Kenneth Olson, 
J. O'Malley, Bradford W. Ordway. Norman A. Packard, 
Peavey, Frederick S. Pyne, Albert J. Rasiavsky. Edward J. 
. John T. Rushton. Donald E. Ryan. *Billie A. Schmidt, 
n W. Stewart. *Louis E. Stratton, Gordon L. Thompson. 
3S W. Thulin, Prof. William B. Wadsworth, Robert F. 
Richard B. Wilson. George W. Yule. Robert P. Zickell 

S OF 1940 

i H. Allen, Eric S. Anderson, Howard L. Anderson, 
i E. Bates, Max Bialer. George S. Bingham. Wilfred T. 
. Kenneth R. Blaisdell. Dr. Ronald S. Brand, William S. 
, Harwood C. Burdett, Prof. Malcolm S. Burton, Edward D. 
Frank J. Delany. John H. Dower, Robert E. Dunklee. Jr., H. 
Erickson, *Raymond J. Forkey, *Kenneth C Fraser. Carl F. 

Jr.. Clyde L. Gerald, W. Clark Goodchild, Jr., Willard T. 
''Frank G. Gustafson, *Joseph M. Halloran, Jr., Franklin D. 

*Robert W. Hewey, Robert E. Higgs, *Albert E. 
. Jr.. Fritz E. Johanson. Benedict K. Kaveckas, P. Warren 
?, Dr. Stanley W. Kimball. Arthur R. Koerber, Norman U. 
te, Carl W. Larson, Vernon J. Liberty, *Russell A. 
Jr.. Judson D. Lowd, *Noel R. Maleady, Zareh Martin, 
i G. Mayer. Kenneth H. McClure. Philip E. Meany, 
~ Meiselman. Richard T. Messinger, Frederick B. Miller. 

A. Morin. Herbert F. Morse, Peter A. Muto, Robert G. 
i. Henry J. Paulsen. *John H. Peters JJJ, Bruce G. Potter, 
i E. Ross, Col. Richard E. Ryan, Richard F. Scharmann, 

id B. Shlora, S. Merrill Skeist, Everett P. Smith, Joseph V. 
ski. Walter H. Sodano, Francis E. Stone, *Lawrence R. 
i. Pro/. Robinson M. Swift, Harry Terkanian, James I. 
Dn. Russell B. Vaughn, Frederic S. Wackerbarth, Dr. 
;1 Wales. Randall Whitehead. David B. Zipser 

S OF 1941 

i L. Bacheider, Albert G. Beilos, K. Blair Benson. Carl W. 
3r. Jr.. William Bosyk. Earle K. Boyd, Francis J. Boyle, 

B. Brautigam. Dr. Irving A. Breger. Paul A. Carullo, 

rick B. Chamberlin, Alexander S. Chodakowski, Sidney W. 
Dr. George A. Cowan, Francis W. Crowley. Robert E. 
Donald S. Denio. Thomas R. d'Errico, Kenneth R. Dresser, 
imes C. Ferguson, George F. George, Lloyd E. Greenwood, 
i T. Gurney. Marvin Handleman, John T Haran. Col. 
B. Harding. James H. Hinman. James J. Hoar, Jr., Charles 
bel. F. Harold Holland, Jr., Stephen Hopkins, Stephen 
I, John S. Ingham, Walter B. Kennedy. Jr.. Harry D. 
3y, *Norman G. Klaucke, Melvin H. Knapp, Victor A. 
. Thomas R. Lewis, Jr., Col. Frank R. Lindberg, Alvin A. 
tester P. Luke, Stanley J. Majka. James E. McGinnis. Dr. 
in Medwin, Robert A. Muir. HiJIiard W. Paige. Henry 
Donald F. Palmer. Jr., *RusseJI W. Parks, George K. Peck, 
ird M. Potter. Richard G. Ramsdell. *William C. 
dson, Lt. Col. Harold E. Robertson. Jr.. William P. 
ns. Charles 0. Smith. *Donald E. Smith, John J. Sugrue. 
sre J. Sydor. George F. Taylor, Robert W. TuIIer, Anton J. 
Sr.. Joseph W. Whitaker. Jr.. Leonard H. White, Berkeley 
ns. Jr.. *Dr. Alfred E. Winslow. F. William Ziegler 

CLASS OF 1942 

Jonathan B. Allured. E. Curtis Ambler, William L. Ames. Prof. 
Frederick A. Anderson, George C. Andreopoulos, Homer R. Arey. 
Albert S. Ashmead, Frank Aspin, *John M. Bartlett, Jr., Robert 
M. Bendetf, Delbert A. Betterley. *Gerald J. Bibeault, Joseph W. 
Blaine. Jr.. Lester A. Bolton, Jr., Ronald J. Borrup, Pro/. Roy F. 
Bourgault. Charles E. Bradford. Herbert E. Brockert, Philip L. 
Camp. Robert C Chaffe, Jr., Charles W. Charles, Robert A. 
Clark, David M. Coleman. Harold L. Crane, Harold E. Crosier, Jr., 
Wilbur H Day. *Paul C Disario, Jr., James Fernane, Ralph G. 
Fritch, Clinton A. Gerlach, Haskell Ginns. Herbert M. Goodman. 
Richard G. Guenter, Warren G. Harding, Philip J. Hastings. 
Edward A. Hebditch, Robert L. Holden, *Peter P. Holz, James D. 
Houlihan, Edward H. Jacobs, Richard H. Kimball, Jr., Elmer E. 
Larrabee, Raymond F. MacKay. Harvey W. Maurice, A. Cline 
Mendelsohn, Frederic C. Merriam, *F. Gordon Merrill, 
Alexander Mikulich, Harris C. Miller, David F. Nyquist. Francis 
J. Oneglia, Rodney G. Paige, Charles H. Parker, *Robert W. 
Pease, Charles P. Powell, Russell C. Proctor, Jr.. Anthony V. 
Rainis, *Gordon H. Raymond, *James F. Robjent, *John E. 
Rogerson, Adolph A. Salminen, *Elton J. Sceggel, Robert W. 
Searles, Leonard I. Smith, George H. Sprague, Jr., S. Robert 
Swift, Victor H. Thulin, Victor Tolis, *Noel Totti, Jr., Richard J. 
Vaughn, J. Richard Weiss, Jr., Ralph D. Whitmore. Jr., Samuel 
W. Williams, Jr.. Arthur D. Wilson, Norman A. Wilson, John E. 
Wood, William C. Woods, Jr., Paul C. Yankauskas 

CLASS OF 1943 

Everett J. Ambrose, Jr., Dr. Carroll O. Bennett, Robert A. 
Bierweiler. *Harold W. Brandes, Hugh M. Brautigam, Jr., Nelson 
M. Calkins, Jr.. *Edwin C. Campbell. Warren H. Chaffee, 
* Jackson L: Durkee, *Lee P. Farnsworth, Walter J. Farrell. Jr., *J. 
Perry Fraser, George W. Golding, Jr., *Robert E. Gordon. Philip J. 
Gow, Arthur V. Grazulis. Colin H. Handforth, William S. C. 
Henry, *Leonard Hershoff. *Franklin K. Holbrook, Calvin B. 
Holden, Dr. Chester E. Holmlund. John W. Huckins, Lt. Col. 
Charles A. Jenkins, Jr., Joseph M. Jolda, Joseph F. Kawzowicz, 
*Averill S. Keith, *Friend H, Kierstead, Jr., *Victor E. Kohman, 
Arthur E. Lindroos, Edward A. Lipovsky, James L. Loomis, Jr., 
*Behrends Messer. Jr., Robert H. Montgomery, Jr.. S. Bailey 
Norton, Jr., Robert A. Painter. James H. Parliman, Theodore A. 
Pierson 111, Dr. Edward H. Peterson, Alex Petrides, *James J. 
Pezza, Leon H. Rice, Richard S. Robinson, *Donald H. Russell, 
Alan N. Sanderson, Francis C. Santom, *Richard B. Shaw, Ralph 
L. Smith. Jr., Bruce E. Smyth, *Dr. Raymond W. Southworth. 
Pro/. George E. Stannard. Thomas C Sweeney, Frank Szel. 
*William W. Tunnicliffe. Alfred Voedisch. Jr., Pierre Volkmar, 
William M. Walker, Rollin M. Wheeler. Edward C. White, Burton 
G. Wright. Anthony J. Yakutis, Francis J. Yorke 

CLASS OF 1944 

*Gordon C Anderson, Herbert Asher, Francis L. Barry. C. 
Edward Bean. *John A. Bjork. *Norman S. Blodgett. Philip P. 
Brown. Robert C. Brown, Donald E. Buser, *Richard A. Carson, 
Dr. Kenneth D. Cashin. Charles S. Cooper, Lee G. Cordier. 
Benjamin B. D'Ewart, Jr., Vladimir T. Dimitroff, Jr., Irving James 
Donahue, Jr., Peter C Dooley. Jr., Richard P. Dunn, Nicholas N. 
Economou, Roger G. Edwards. Jr., Robert E. Fay, George L. 
Fetherolf. Jr.. David M. Field. John R. Fleming. Capt. Alan C. 
Gault. Irving B. Gerber, Donald J. Gilrein, Bruce D. Hainsworth. 
Earl F. Harris, Raymond E. Herzog, Harrison E. Holbrook, Jr., 
Leonard Israel. Everett M. Johnson. James E. Johnson, Jr.. Dr. 
Daniel Koval, *Erling Lagerholm, Alfred F. Larkin, Jr., Lloyd G. 
Mann, *Vernon A. McLaskey, John P. Newton, Jr., Douglas G. 
Noiles, *John W. Patterson, C. Raymond Peterson. William E. 
Powers, Jr., Paul 1. Pressel, Manuel J. Queijo, William L. 
Raymond, Jr.. L. Howard Reagan. Lynwood C. Rice, *John J. 
Robinson, Miles I. Roth, Richard W. Russell, George W. Sargent, 
Herbert E. Sheldon, Arthur L. Stowe. Charles P. Stowell, Warner 
H. Tabor. Charles C. Tanona, Christopher T Terpo, Robert M. 
Twitchell. *John G. Underbill, Franklyn Williams. *Kimball R. 

CLASS OF 1945 

John W. A/bus. Paul K. Bacher, Dr. Frank C. Baginski, Edwin G. 
Baldwin. Edward C. Berndt, Jr.. * Albert C. Berry. Joseph R. 
Blouin. James E. Breed. Bradford Brightman. Jr., George T. 
Brown. Robert M. Buck. Elso R. Caponi. *Dr. Joseph D. 
Carrabino. Robert G. Chaplick. James J. Clerkin. Jr.. *Paul M. 
Craig. Jr.. *Stanley R. Cross. Jr.. Edward J. Dolan. Robert E. Duffy. 
Harris J. Du/resne. Robert M. Edgerly. *Richard S. Fitts. Warren 
H. Fitzer. *Harold Fleit. Prof. John W. Fondahl. Anson G Fyier, 
Howard D. Gerring. Irving Goldstein. William C. Grant. Jr.. 
George W. Gregory. Jr., John T. E. Hegeman, Philip A. Henning, 
John P. Hyde. Russell E. Jenkins. Edwin S. Johanson, Charles H. 
Johnson. *FrankJin S. June. George /. Kennedy. Prof. Owen W. 
Kennedy. Jr.. Paul N. Kokuhs. Dr. Ernest R. Kretzmer. Robert W. 
Lewis. *Eugene C. Logan. Robert W. Lotz. John B. McMaster. 
*Charles A. Morse. Jr.. Robert M. Neumeister. Hugo L. Norige, 
Roger N. Perry. Jr.. Robert E. Powers. Roger P. Roberge. Harry 
W. Sandberg. Robert E. Scott. James J. Shea. Elbridge M. Smith. 
Frank /. Stefanov. Robert A. Stengard. Rev. Edward J. Swanson. 
Phih'p V. Tarr. Jr.. Stanley B. Thomson. *Warren H. Willard 

CLASS OF 1946 

Richard H. Anschutz. *Robert C. Appenzeller. Theodore A. 
Balaska. John H. Barrett. Jr.. Frank L. Baumgardner. Carl W. 
Bergman. Jr.. John A. Bernier. William R. Bingham. Francis L. 
BJiven. Cushing C. Bozenhard. Melvin H. BredahJ. Roger M. 
Broucek. Richard C. Brown. Roger H. Brown. Robert F. Budge, 
James Bush. Jr.. George Button 11. Rodney S. Chase. George E. 
Comstock III. Joseph J. Conroy, Jr.. Truman S. Dayton. Bruce H. 
Edwards. Joseph O. Faneuf. Alpheus M. Farnsworth. DonaJd A. 
Ferguson. Abraham A. Gammal. Theodore E. Gazda. *Howard L. 
Gehn. John J. GoeiJer, Walter J. Grimala. Prof. William R. 
Grogan. John N. Hartwell. Gordon A. Hollis. Garabed 
Hovhanesian. Robert E. Hull. Robert S. Jacobson, Dr. J. Myron 
Johnson. *Joseph H. Johnson. Jr.. *WiJbur C. Jones, August C. 
Kellermann. Alan Kennedy. Rev. John H. Knibb. Jr.. Richard C. 
Lawton. John Lee. CaJvin F. Long. Kenneth A. Lyons. *James H. 
MaJoney. Jr.. Frederick W. Marvin. *Frank L. Mazzone. Peter M. 
McKinJey. John C. Meade. John C. Metzger. George F. Meyer, Jr., 
Charles B. Miczek. FJoyd T MiiJer, Malcolm A. Morrison, 
WiJJiam F. Murphy, Jr.. *Dr. Peter B. Myers. DonaJd L. Nichols. 
Edmund S. Oshetsky. *Norman W. Padden, Julius A. Palley. 
Edward A. Pendleton. Carl B. Pritchett. Jr.. Manuel Renasco. 
Daniel J. Rice. *Albert E. Rockwood. Jr.. John E. Runninger. EJmer 
S. Sachse. George W. Schott. Robert W. Schramm, Carl F. 
Simon. Jr.. Edward H. Smith, DonaJd A Soorian, James L. 
Sullivan, David W. Swicker. Robert S. TambJyn. Robert C. 
Taylor. *Dr. Roland W. lire. Jr.. Clay B. Wade, *Davis S. 
Watson. CharJes F. Whitcomb. Malcolm K. White, AdeJbert W. 
Whitman. John L. Wilki. Jr.. John E. WiJson. Alfred J. Wood, 
David J. Wright. Fioyd A. Wyczalek 

CLASS OF 1947 

W. Wesley Ballard. Jr.. *Robert E. Begley. George J. Bernard. Jr.. 
Henry J. Bove. Carroll E. Burtner, Dr. Morrel H. Cohen. Harold 
L. Cole. Wilfred L. Derocher. Jr.. Robert Fletcher. Leo W. F. 
Geary. *Allan Glazer, Robert H. Hinckley. George E. Kent. Jr.. 
Daniel W. Knoll. Raymond J. La/erriere, Edward J. Lemieux. 
Daniel G. Lewis. Jr.. Robert C. Mark. Robert W. MiiJer, Teddy J. 
Morawski. Edward C. Perry, Jr., Dr. William J. Rice. Samuel 
Ringei. Prof. Yozbeck T. Sarkees, Edward F. Supple, Edward T. 

/. Kenneth H. Truesdell. Miiford R. Van Dusen, John H. 
Williams. Jr.. William A. Williams, Vincent A. Zike 

CLASS OF 1948 

Robert H Adorns. Druid L. Anthony. Edward H. Coburn, Jr., 
'Samuel W Cocks, John J Concordia, 'William D. Coulopouios, 
John F Coyne. Howard I Dember, G Edward Desoulniers. 

Norman 1. Ihegoli. P. Robert Iheleile. I.eioy (', Donne. Jr.. 

Edmund C. Dowse, U . Edmund I Eager, Willard E. Estey, Paul E, 

'\{ii\,f\\ (, Ferguson, *NielI. Pisnman, "Frederick A. 
Gammon*,. Albert S Goldberg, Malcolm <• Gordon, George 
Goshgarian, Harold R Guercl, Sameer S Hassan, Hubert W. 
Henderson, Carl P Henhfield, Lawrence F Hine, Prank S 
Holby. PaulC Halden, 'Richard K. Home, 'Robert II Houghton, 
Robert E Hubley, '. Earle Johnson, // . Otto Kern, Jr., Dr. 
Gershon Kulin. Francis X Lambert 'Lynwood W Lentell, Oi 
Robert M Lerner, Charles '. Loveridge, h . Lemuel A. W. 
Manchester, *7ames G McKeman, Albert J Merlini, Lawrence 
/■ Minnick, 'Allen M Mintz, Richard W Morse, Robert / 
NoweB, Raymond A Peabody.1i Pro/ Arthui L Pike, Clark L 
Poland "Edward / Powers, 'Charles D Rehrig, Alan K Riedel, 
Stanley i Rom Kenneth E Scott. Richard A Seagrave 'Daniel 

H. Sheingold. *Bernard Siegel. Dr. Albert H. Soloway. Presc(j 
A. Stevens. *AI/red C Syiek, Russell D. Turner, Romeo J. 
Ventres, David K. Weiner. John S. Wolanin, Jr. 

CLASS OF 1949 

James S. Adams, Charles C Allen, *WaJter D. Allen, Jr., Dea 
Amidon. *Chester L. Anderson, Jr., Matthew M. Babinski, Ro 
A. Bareiss. Dr. Richard A. Bartlett. *Paul H. Beaudry, John } 
Beckwith, Walter L. Beckwith, Jr.. *Karl R. Berggren, Jr., Fro 
J. Bigda. Gordon S. Brandes, Raymond A. Brandoli, Lawrence 
Brautigam, Fred J. Brennan, Eugene S. Briggs. *Richard W 
Brown. PhiJip G. Buffinton, Allen W. Campbell. Jr., Dr. Franc, 
Carini, George W. Carlson, *Walter J. Charow, Howard R. 
Cheney. Jr., Robert W. Cook, *Thomas J. Coonan 111, Richard 
Coughlin. George Crompton III, Earl R. Cruff. Paul D. Curran 
Peter J. Dalton. Jr.', Wellen G. Davison, Walter G. Dick. Arthu 
H. Dinsmoor. Edward H. Dion, Paul R. Dulong, Franklin P. 
Emerson. *Malcolm E. Ferson, Leonard W. Fish, James R. 
Fitzgerald, Orlando W. Foss, Jr.. Samuel E. Franc, Jr.. *James 
Genser, Charles F. Gerber, Harold A. Gibbons, Gerald H. 
Gleason. David Goldstein, Robert N. Gowing. Howard J. Greet 
William V. HaJishak, Alfred Hapgood, Jr., Francis W. Holden 
George K. Howe, John R. Hunter, William A. Jacques, WUliair 
JuJian, Peter A. Kahn, *Peter Kalil. Robert T Kesseli, Edward 
Knight, Russell P. Larson, Robert S. Lawrence, Robert E. 
Lazzerin, Jr., George V. Lehto, Elzear J. Lemieux, Daniel B. 
Levenson. Daniel L. Lintz, John I. Logan, Edward A. Luiz, Hon 

E. MacNutt, Jr., *Sidney Mad wed, William C. Marcoux, Geral 

F. McCormick, Daniel L. McQuillan, Harold A. Melden, Jr., Gl 
D. Metcalf, Robert E. Miller, Jr., Eli Mitchell, Harry H. Mocha 
Jr., Henry G. Mogensen, Jr., Walter J. Mussoni, Clifton C. 
Nickerson, Maurice Nirenstein, Henry J. O'Donoghue, Jr., *Ja\ 
F. O'Regan. *Harvey L. Pastan. Albin O. Pearson, James Z. 
Peepas, Hans E. Picard, Murad S. Piligian, William J. Ploran 
Mack J. Prince. Robert K. Quattrochi, Edward W. Randall, 
William C. Reeves, Raymond J. Remillard, Carl W. Ringquist, Jj 
Hugh M. Robinson, Robert A. Rowse, Smil Ruhman, Ellsworth 
Sammet, Malcolm A. Sanborn, Donald R. Sanders, John D. 
Saunier, Dr. Charles M. Selwitz, Arthur J. Sherman, Jr., 
Abraham W. Si//, Edward J. Simakauskas, Joseph E. Skidmoj 
WiJJiam G. Sloane, Carrol G. Smith, Jeremy W. Smith, Richer 
Smith, John A. Snyder, Stephen J. Spencer, Donald H. Story, 

* Alfred Strogoff, Alan F. Swenson, Haig E. Tashjian, *Donol 
Taylor, Norman F. Taylor, Wyman R. Thomas, Howard C. 
Tinkham, Stephen Torosian, Samuel E. Torrey, Harvey E. 
Vigneault. Robert R. Wallace. Bernard C. Walsh, Burl S. 
Watson, Jr., DonaJd G. Weikman, Roger N Wentzel, John H. 
Williams, Joseph R. Winslow. Raymond Y.L. Yang 

CLASS OF 1950 

Edward L. Ahlstrom, Raymond L. Alvey, Jr., Richard E. Amidd 
John O. Archibald, Jr., Robert R. Atherton, Henry H. Baker, Jn 
Norman E. Baker, George S. Barna, Jr., Dr. Richard G. Beschfl 
Arthur O. Bouvier, Jr.. WiJlard L. Bowen III, Norman S. Browl 
Paul J. Brown, *John P. Burgarella, Joseph J. Burgarella, Jr.. I 
Richard H. Carlson, Edgar B. Carpenter, William B. Carpentei 
Harvey W. Carrier, Everett S. Child. Jr.. John T. Cocker, *Henl 
S. Coe, Jr., Richard Connell, John A. Coppola, Raymond L. 
Costine, Major Donald E. Crittenden. Thaddeus F. Cromwick, I 
Neil J. Crowley, Henry S.C. Cummings, Jr., David W. Danielsof 
*Dr. Donald W. Dodge, Heikki K.l. Elo, George E. Engman, 
Francis H. Fay, Francis A. Ferraro, William F. Fitzmaurice, 
Stanley Friedman, John F. Gallagher, Donald W. Giles, Saul 
Gordon, Dr. Fred W. Grant, Jr., William C. Griggs, *R. Reed 
Grimwade. Charles P. Gure, Robert J. Hallisey, Earle A.N. 
HaJJstrom, Col. Frank W. Harding IJJ, Daniel J. Harrington, Jr, 
Richard E. Hathaway. Robert P. Hayward, James G. Hedrick, 
Everett A. Hennessey, Sumner W. Herman, Lawson T Hill. Jr 
Malcolm D. Horton, Alan F. Howe, David J. Hudson, Richard, 
Jones, *Arthur W. Joyce. Jr., Edmund H. Judd, Frank S. Jurczc 
Francis E. Kearney. Walther A. Keyl, G. Willard King, Jr., 
Robert B. Laflocque, Ernest A. Larose, Stuart G. Leonard, Jr., 
John C. Margo, Jr.. Paul D. May, Norman B. Maynard, Richart 
H. McMahon, Jr.. Robert L. Moison, Kenneth F. Muccino, 
Edmund L. Nichols, Helge V. Nordstrom, Paul D. Nyquist, Kar 
O. Olson. Richard C. Olson, Dr. John C. Orcutt, Robert A. 
Padgett. Charles O. Parnagian, Kenneth W. Parsons, Frank Ml 
Pease, John W. Peirce, Robert C. Proctor, lr., Lester ]. Reynold! 
Jr., Hammond Robertson, Jr.. Robert E. Sanctuary, Eli S. 
Sanderson, Walter C. Scanlan, Harold A. Schmucki. Paul M.AI 
S< honning, Paul F. Seibold, Robert F. Shannon, Louis Shuimanl 
John C Sionczewski, 'Hubert E. Smith, Robert F. Stewart. Hanj 
,V Styffe, Henry Styskal, Jr., James C..J. Sullivan, Edmond T. 
Suydam, Edward / Sydor, foseph C. Syiek. John R. Taylor. 
Donald W. Thompson, foseph R. Toegemann. Robert J. Van 
Amburgh, feremy Wells. Rnilip A. Wild. William D. Young 

S OF 1951 

oert Anderson, Walter R. Anderson, Gerald F. Atkinson, 
falph W. Auerbach, Jr., *Bruce M. Bailey, Mark E. Baker, 
n T. Baker, Pro/. Waiter H. Bretthauer, Jr., Martin G. 
erg, Ashton B. Brown. Robert N. Cochran, Richard A. 
Jr., DonoJd /. Corey, Norris H. Corey. William J. Cunneen, 
iiaries G. DarreJJ, Waiter B. Dennen, Jr., Richard L. 
tti, Robert D. Fuimer, Jr., *John C. George, Arthur H. 
, Jr., Anthony J. Giordano, *Aime J. Grenier, Haisey E. 
•id, *William H. Hasiett, Jr., Brad/ord F. Hawiey, Richard 
ard. *Harvey L. Hovveii, Cari E. Johnson, Edmund G. 
n, Thomas M. June, Karl H Kalb/leisch, Jr., John R. Kee/e, 
ott M. Krackhardt, *Leo E. Lemere, Jr., Donald C 
*Edward L. Lewis, Staniey R. Lindberg, Robert M. Luce, 
R. Lund, Stiiiman MacKay, Jr., Frank A. MacPhersbn, 
A. Mahassei, Thomas A. McComiskey, *Wiiiiam J. 
!, Theodore A. Meiior, Phiiip Micheiman, Staniey L. Miiier, 
i C. Moroney, Jr., Charles F. Muirenan, *Duncan W. 
. Edwin H Nahikian, *Roy H. Olson, Irving F. Orreii, Jr., 
Oster. Owen Ott, Charles C. Peirce, Alton L. Penniman, 
. Peterson, Donald L. Poggi, John L. Reid, *James E. Rich. 
W. Ripley, *Robert W. Rodier, *Kurt A. Schneider, 
ice F. Scinto, Marden H. Seavey, Jr., Ramsey U. Sheikh, 
s Sohigian, A. WiJJiam Spencer, Merrill E. Spilier, Jr.. 
I J. Spooner. Donald F. StockwelJ, Roger W. Swanson, 
D. Taylor, George K. Tucker, Joseph S. Vitalis, Jr., Alfred 
eJer, DonoJd K. White, Samuel R. Winther, *Robert C. 

IS OF 1952 

d G. Bennett, Robert L. Favreau, Norman W. Frank, 
•d T Gates, Richard C. Gillette, Charles R. Hedenstad, 
Hettinger, *flobert D. Johnson, Robert E. La/ler, *EIJiott 
wis. S. Paui Li, Lester W. LJoyd, Jr., Warren W. Root, 
r H. flothman, Paul H San/ord, *F. Patterson Smith, 
rt F. Turek, Edgar L. VanCott, Jr., RoJand E. Walker 

CLASS OF 1953 

George T. Abdow, Stephen J. Abrams, John E. Alien, Jr., Dr. 
Arnold Aiientuch, Alfred C. Ba/aro, Conrad M. Banas, *David E. 
Beach, *Dr. Robert E. Behringer, Arthur S. Beii, *John R. Black. 
Henry J. Camosse, DonoJd R. Campbell, Robert E. Chiabrandy, 
Arthur L. Danforth, Ian A. Davidson, *Richard A. Davis, 
Frederick DeBoer, *Dr. CharJes O. Dechand, Thomas R. 
DeLucca, Jr., *RaJph DiGiovanni, WiJJard R. Ernst, David E. 
Estey, Dr. Robert W. Fitzgerald, John E. FJynn, *KendoJJ F. 
Forsberg. Bud E. Franden, George A. Garrison, John H. 
Gearin, Jr., Raymond G. Giguere, Kenneth E. HaaJand, Richard J. 
Hall, David B. Hallock, Sidney R. Harvey, Lcdr. David B. 
Hathaway, Kenneth M. Healy, Daniel fi. Hoch, *Dr. Michael N. 
Hoechstetter, David G. Holmes, Robert C. Jacino, Paul E. Jalbert, 
*Dr. David S. Jenney, Marshall J. Kidder, John E. Leach, 
Christopher W. Lianides, John S. Lovell, Walter B. Lue/t, Walter 

E. MacDonald, *Francis W. Madigan, Jr., Orren B. McKnight, Jr., 
William G. Mears, Lucian H. Millard, William J. Moroney. John 
P. Morrill. DonoJd S. Oliver, Timothy V. O'Toole. Raymond L. 
Peterson, Petros T. Petrides, G. Raymond Polen, Donald G. Post, 
Thomas H. Rothwell, *Eugene L. Rubin, Leo A. Salmen, Jack T. 
Schmid, Melvin E. Seddon, Jr., Michael P. Shebek, Arthur M. 
Shepard, Kenneth W. Shiatte, Paul W. Snyder, Jr., Hubert G. 
Stanton, Jr., Dennis F. Sullivan, Jr.. Henry L. Sundberg, Jr.. Dr. 
Donald W. Sundstrom, *David T Van Covern, Henry A. Vasil, 
William M. Walsh, Dale E. Westbrook, Robert C. Woodward. 
Michael S. Zucker 

CLASS OF 1954 

*Paul R. Alasso, *Owen F. Allen, David A. Bisson, W. Richard 
Byrnes. Harry F. Chapell, Allan J. Costantin, Eugene J. Dragon, 
* Walter H. Dziura, Richard A. Ferrero, Joseph J. Fratino, David 

F. Gilbert, *George A. Gingras, Gerard E. Grise, Carl A. 
Hammar, Roy E. Hayward, Jr., Joachim Herz, *Leigh H. Hickcox, 
William H. Hills, Adrian J. Horovitz, George Idlis, D. Alden 
Johnson, Jaak Jurison, George H. Kay, Jr., Thomas C. Kee, 
Jerome W. Kilburne, *Richard D. Kirk, Walter J. Kirk. Gary A. 
Kunkel, Dr. Richard W. Lindquist, S. Paul London, Robert A. 
Luoma, *Russell R. Lussier, John F. Malloy, Jr., Robert W. Meyer. 
Emmanuel Milias, *Harry L. Mirick. Jr. *Howard I. Nelson. 
Gilbert K. Nersesian, Dr. Werner M. Neupert. *Arthur E. 
Nichols, Jr.. James J. O'Connor, Jr., Robert F. Oram, *Fabian 
Pinkham, *Richard D. Popp, Edward J. Power, Jr.. George D. 
Ramig, Richard S. Raymond, Walter A. fleibling, DonoJd E. Ross, 
William Schoenemann, William A. Seubert, *Edwin Shiveil, 
*Walter M. Stewart. Gordon E. Walters, R. Kingman Webster, 
Wesley D. Wheeler, *Howard P. Whittle 



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CLASS OF 1955 

*GeraJd R. BackJund. Hans Badertscher. Roger F. Bardwell 
Hurry S. Barton. Jr.. Hugh C. Bell. Earl M. Bloom. Jr.. Philip A. 
Bourdon. Edouard S. P. Bouvier. Gedney B. Brown. *Paul W. 
Brown, jr.. John /. Bryce. Martin J. Burden. Lt. Col. Dean M. 
Carlson (Ret.). J. fi. Normund Casaubon. Stanley C. Clevenger. 
Lawrence F. Dennis. Wilfrid G. Dudevoir. Dr. Howard /. 
Dworkin. Dr. AJanW. Ede. John E. Ed/ors. Prof. HartJey T. 
Grandin. Jr.. Daniel A. Grant. Jr.. Lawrence H. Henschel. *Prof. 
Robert W. Hoiden. Robert /. Horrigun. Peter H. Horstmann. 
Philip C. /ones. Brian /. KeJJy. Robert T. Kirkpatrick. Norman M. 
Lawrence. Henry E. Leikkanen. Marshall S. Levine. Philip 
Lincoln. Richard A. Loomis. Richard J. Lucey. Thomas F. 
Manor, lr.. Henry L. Manseau. *Char/es F. McDonough. DonoJd 
M. McNumuni, Ralph K. Mongeon. Jr.. Peter S. Morgan. Patrick 
/. Murphy. *Edwin F. Nesman. Robert E. Olson. Robert H. 
Pearce. Albert Pollin. Walter B. Power 111. Martin A. Rafferty. 
Reynold J. Sansoucy. Harold S. Sauer. *Prof. Robert /. Schultz. 
Torek M. A. Shawaf. Robert C. Stempel. Allan R. Twitchell. 
'Charles F. Walters, lames A. Warren. |ohn W. Welsh 

CLASS OF 1956 

Raymond K Agar, Joseph | Aiekshun, lr.. Christian S. 
Baehrecke, Albert I) Battista, David S. Becker. Philip P. Bedard, 
Donald F. Behringer, Ernest Bernstein, Edward A. Biakeslee, 
Clifford W Burwick, 'Edwin B. Coghlin, fr., 'Christopher R. 
CoUins, Rcrnoid R Danti, Roberi M DeJahunt, Ceroid '/' Dyer. 
.Albert /) Farnutn, Robert H. Farrar, fames L Forand, fames W 
Green Rev Frank Jl Cross, (.'/miles E Gunn, Dr Raymond R. 
Hagglund, Richard C Ha/ec, Charles R Healy, Lawrence B. 
Horrigan, U . Robert A Hoyt, *Allan R Hunderup, 'John L 
Hyde Jf. William A fohnson, Florian I folda, William F. 
fordan. b Arthui G Kennard, Robert E Kleid, Hans H Koehl 
Alan G Larsson. WilJiam E Lloyd, lied If Lohrey, Viiho A 
Lucander, Roberi IV Mai<hei( Richard I McBride, [dhn M. 
Nash, Henry W N'mvirK. Donald R Olsen, Erii Ostergaard, 
Albert Palmero, foseph F Paparella, Robert /I Flullioivei. Halberl 
E Pierce III, David A Pratt fames K Pri/ti, David C Provost, h . 
Robert Robinson. Richard E Rodin, Ruhoid I. Ro/elli. Anthony 
duello Rev Paul f) Schoonmaker, Harold I Snuih frwin 
I Smith III I'lin i Stephi • /' Strom /)/ Roger H 

lnn<rrU l)i Mm A lovloi *//ouv V\' Tenner /i . Robert V 
VieraJtis \-dwau\ R Umi 

CLASS OF 1957 

Crosby L. Adams. Edwin R. Ahlstrom. Neil W. Armstrong, lohn 
H. Atchison. Jr.. Richard A. Barlow. *Al/red E. Barry. Robert H. 
Beckett. Salvatore H. Bello. Anthony C. Berg. Donald F. Berth. 
Dr. Rene R. Bertrand. Paul R. Beswick. Charles H. Bidwell. Jr.. 
Louis A. Blanchard. Dr. John L. Buzzi. Murray A. Cappers. Jr.. 
Alan /. Carlan. Mrs. Audrey M. Carlan. Allan E. Carlson. John T 
Carroll. James A. Cheney. Andrew S. Crawford. Jr.. George E. 1 
Crosby. Edward M. Dennett. Jr.. Howard C. Dickson. Edward W.< 
Eidt. lr.. Dr. Adi Eisenberg. Robert P. Engvali. Gilbert P. Fauteux, 
Richard /. Ferguson. Gerald Finkle. Seymour L. Friedman. 
Ronald S. Fuller. Frank Furman. Robert F. Galligan. Joseph C. 
Ginkus. Jr.. Stephen Z. Gunter. Alan R. Gustafson. Stuart R. 
Hamilton. William P. Hennessey, Kenneth E. Hermance. John M. 
Hobun. John F. Howe. Jr.. Paul J. Kerrigan. Leonard L. Krasnow. 
Walter C. Kress. Alvin C. Lanson. Robert V. Lemay, George H. 1 
Long. /r.. Pascal A. Mancini. Anthony A. Matulaitis. Jr.. Dr. lohn 
M. Matuszek. Jr.. Dr. Frederick P. Mertens. Edward /. Moineau. i 
Richard F. Moore. Winford T. Nowell. Alex C. Papianou, David 
C. Penkus. Collins M.'Pomeroy. William W. Rawstron. 
Constantino Rhodes; James F. Richards. Donald B. Rising. 
Theodore F. Roe. William C. Rogler. /r.. Ronald A. Samil/'an. lohn 
M. Surkisiun. Arthur Shahkm. Richard M. Silven. Oscar O. 
St. Thomas. Charles M. Stasey, Michael J. Stephens. Maj. 
Richard W. Stevens. Robert F. Sutherland. Jr.. Alvin E. Tanner. 
Dr. Charles A. Tyson. *Spiro L. Vrusho. */oseph /. Weber. I). 
Carl Webster. *Hobert P. Weis. *Charles A. Whitney. Ronald 

CLASS OF 1958 

Donald D, Abraham. Roger W. Anderson, lohn J. Aquino. Jr.. ]. 
William Belanger, lr.. Harvey A. Berger. Lt. Col. Robert F. 
Bernado |R<'f|. Robert H. Bernard, Oliver E. Bessette. Dr. fosepj 
E. Boggio, Roberi I Boyea, Christopher Brayton. William a. 
Hrmvi'i. }v . Donald |. Rutterworth. Bernard M. Campbell. Jr.. 
Ionics A Christo, Frederh F. Cossick, Raul M. Dalton, Dv Hum 
D'Ambrosio, '/' Roger Danielson, Dr. Frank D. DeFalco, fames 
S. Demetry, David B. Denniston, Anthony f, DiGiovanni, Dr. 
Larry Dworkin, David E. Ed/ors, lh Edward C. Fraser, fasper 
Freese, Philip M French, lr . Thayer A, l-iciuh. Michael M. 
Galbraith, William F. (.'ess. jr.. foseph B. Gill. Jack 1, Gorr, 
Donald R Grenon, William E. Griffiths, *flichard A, Hammond, 
Donald B. Hayward, Arthur J. Heslord. Descom D. Hoagland ffi. 

*William U Hop/, Perry E foslin, "Ranald D. Kangas, IhuUm L. 
Keeler, 'Marian ('. Knight. Errd M. Levin. Richard A Lisbon, 

m fl. McLeod. Jr.. William B. Mierke, Robert A. Moore. 
L. Morse, William J. O'Neil, Peter J. Ottowitz. Bernard A. 
resky, James H Porter, Howard B. Pritz, Douglas H.Reed. 
m S. S. Ribeiro, Bernard V. Ricciardi, Harvey M. Robbin, 
R. Russo, David A. Ryan, Elmer W. Schroder, Jr.. Ralph E. 
i. Jr.. H. Wilder Simpson, Howard K. Steves. Thomas /. 
, Jr.. Norman J. Taupeka, Robert W. Thornton, Robert D. 
. James J. Vedovelli. Robert W. Weinberg, Peter J. Zanini. 

IS OF 1959 

A. Alfieri. Lcdr. Robert A. Allen. William H. Bailey. James 
n, *Robert A. Berg. *Peter K. Bertsch. Fred D. Blonder. 
ul A. Bonczyk. John D. Bonk. Richard C. Bourne, David R. 

Frederick G. Broshjeit, Joseph P. Burger. *Neil T Buske, 
M. Cohee. Jr.. George B. Constantine, Frederick J. Costello. 
n I. Cote. Joseph F. Coveney. Andrew P. Cueroni. William 
ran. David G. Daubney. Clifford H. Daw. Jr.. John L. 
rt. John S. Demko. Normand P. DePratti. A. David Dickert. 

Dinge. Thomas /. Downs, Seymour Ellin. Anthony E. 
om. *Dr. David A. Evensen, F. William Farnsworth. 
i R. Ferrari. George M. Fotiades. Carl M. Frova, John W. 
"W. Michael Gasek. Miles W. Grant. Jr.. *Richard N. 
son. *Brad/ord J. Harper. *William C. Hees. Michael A. 
>erg. Dr. Norman A. Hiatt. Robert W. Hoag. Richard B. 
Thomas F. Humphrey. Robert J. Kaye. Robert W. Kelley. 
nald E. Kirk. Marshall P. Krupnick. *Roger W. Kuenzel. 
M. Lawson. Dr. Alien H. Levesque. Dr. Frederick H. 
Jr.. Prof. Norman Mahler. Gilbert Markarian. John A. 
nus. Lawrence E. Mellen. David S. Miller, Anthony J. 
;on. Donald R. Nelson, Peter A. Nelson, Erdic G. Nichols, 
ir Olsen. Jr., Francis J. Pakulski, Philip H. Peirce, Peter O. 
in, Ronald S. Perzan. George E. Picard, Robert E. Pill. 
ider L. Pratt, *Robert L. Price. *Philip H. Puddington. 
M. Rathbun. Frederick W. Reinharf. Donald I. Richards, 
orge P. Rizzi, Clesson A. Robbins, Richard J. Ronskavitz, 
rd A. Saulnier, David A. Sawin, Maj. Robert D. Smith. 
y W. Sokoloff. Malcolm G. Stearns, Douglas G. Stotz, 

d H. Street III. David B. Sullivan. Bonald F. Swenson. 
ider Swetz, Jr.. Joseph E. Swider, Jr.. Robert D. Taft. 
1 D. Tenney. Joseph B. Vivona. Winthrop M. Wassenar. 
nee White, Morgan M. Whitney. Jr.. Brian J. Williams. 
'S R. Willoughby. *John E. Wolfe. Edward B. Wysocki. 
",. Ziegler 

S OF 1960 

nd P. Abraham, Mark H. Abramowitz, William M. Aitken, 
C. Alpern. Prof. Ernest W. Arnold, Jr.. *Paul W. Bayliss, 
bert C. Bearse. William K. Bonta. Richard D. Brewster. 
d A. Carlson. Robert A. Chechile. Lawrence J. Cohen. 
! M. Cornell. George DeVries. Harry F. Dizoglio, Carleton 
icoll. John D. Driscoll, Cornelius J. Enright. Jr., Dr. Armand 
o. William J. Firla, Jr.. Russell A. Fransen, John N. Galian. 
d L. Gess, *Jerry B. Gibbs, Paul R. Gould. James G. 
ndorf. Richard P. Harding. Norman M. Hardy, Donald L. 
r. Eric A. Hauptmann. Stephen J. Hewick, J. Lawrie 
•d. W. Kenneth Hildick. David A. Johnson. Robert F. 
jw, *Francis J. Kaszynski, Jr.. William A. Kerr. John F. 
ttrick. Ivan H. Kirsch. Richard A. Kischell. Alexander J. 
ewski. Peter A. Lajoie. Sang K. Lee. Raymond A. Levesque. 
1 L. Lince. Charles Lipson. *Richard A. Loring, Arthur J. 
re. Donald C. MacMilian. Bruce A. MacPhetres, Peter H. 
Alfred P. Materas. Jr.. Kenneth L. Matson. Dr. James P. 
ik. Benjamin B. Morgan, Warren T Munroe. Robert R. 
i. William R. Nimee. Prof. Robert L. Norton. John S. 
nelJ. Jr.. Michael J. O'Toole. Jr.. William J. Palmer. Philip R. 
e. Jr., Ronald F. Pokraka. Robert E. Purpura. Harry F. Ray. 
I. Reisinger. Stuart P. Roberts, Robert K. Rosenberg, 
ge J. Schoen. Bruce E. Schoppe. *Bernard J. Seastrom. Dr. 
rd A. Sholl. Franklin Siegel. Donald Sieurin. Fred S. 
y. *Robert A. St Jean. Paul B. Stewart. Edward C. Stone, 
r B. Suski. Jr.. *H. David Sutton. Donald A. Taylor. Francis 
:e. Thomas C. Waage, Elbert K. Weaver, David J. Welch, 
y C. Wells. Jr.. Bruce G. Willbrant. George G. Wilson, 
is B. Wisnowski. Peter S. Zilko, Thomas F. Zimmie 

>S OF 1961 

rd S. Adler. Henry P. Aliessio. Edward A. Aitieri, Setrag S. 
•lian. Richard J. Baker. Andrew M. Beaudoin. Robert R. 
Iry. John Brunter. John M. Buckley. William Colder III, 
las A. Caputo, Thomas K. Caste, Theodore A. Cocca, 
rd D. Cohen. Charles S. Cook. Bradford S. Cushing, Ronald 
'aripa. Ronald W. Du/ries. Al/red L. Dunklee. James M. 

Dr. Joseph E. Faucher. Jr.. Roger E. Faulk. *George F. Foxhall, 
Dr. H. Richard Freeman. Irving B. Freeman. John J. Gabarro. 
Wayne F. Galusha. Daniel D. Gelier. Major Norman J. Ginsburg. 
Douglass D. Gladstone. Lawrence S. Green, Lee P. Hackett. John 
H. Herron. Bradley E. Hosmer. Richard B. Hosmer, Dr. Peter A. 
Hurwitz. Al/red E. irelan. *Larry L. Israel, Asjed A. Jalil, Joseph 
J. Janik. Alien L. Johnson. G. Leonard Johnson, Harold L. Jurist. 
Dr. Arthur S. Kamlet, Stuart C. Kazin. Mel G. Keegan. Arthur 
W. Kroll. Pro/. Richard W. Lamothe. Richard G. Ledoux. Charles 
R. Lehtinen. Roger R. Lesieur. Dr. John B. Lewis. Joseph W. 
Little, Malcolm E. Low. William C. Lupoli. William A. F. 
Maertens, Paul A. L. Mannheim. Paul J. McCarthy, Charles 
W. Meiio. Al/red J. Migneauit, Charles R. Mixer. Richard J. 
Moore. Gerald A. Mullaney. *Richard H. Nelson, Daniel F. 
O 'Grady, Jr.. John J. O'Meara. Kenneth 1. Parker. Walter E. 
Pillartz. Jr., *Thomas E. Postma. Lloyd W. Pote, John W. Powers. 
David M. Raab, Donald C. Root. Alan C. Roseen. Louis J. Rossi. 
Sheldon W. Rothstein, A. Craig Rowley. Robert N. Ruberti, 
Merrill Rutman. Donald J. Schulz, *Dr. Robert E. Seamon, *Allan 
P. Sherman. Ralph F. Smith III. Frederic A. Stevens. Edward A. 
Sundburg. Jr.. Dr. James W. Swaine. Jr.. *Richard E. Taylor. 
Wayne L. Taylor. James M. Tolos. William S. Visser. John M. 
Vyce. Ronald C. Ward. W. Dana Wilcock, Dr. Charles E. Wilkes. 
*Stanley L. Wilson. Bruce W. Woodford. Edmund T Wozniak, 
Joseph N. Wrubel. George M. Yule. Rimas A. Zinas 

CLASS OF 1962 

Richard O. Allen, Walter B. Ambler. Dr. Kenneth J. Anusavice. 
Joseph J. Baldasaro. Ronald F. Baruzzi. Brad/ord J. Booker. 
Daniel J. Brosnihan III. William A. Brutsch, Carmine A. 
CaroselJa, James F. Carrigan, Robert R. Cassanelli, *Robert A. 
Cawood. *Robert W. Chapin, Dr. Barry M. Cherkas. Robert C. 
Clark. David W. Cohen, Dr. Michael A. Davis. *Richard J. Di 
Buono, Bruce W. Dudley, Victor P. Du/ault, Robert A. Eddy, 
Jacob N. Erlich, William R. Fado, Joseph W. Fitzpatrick, James L. 
Forand, Jr.. *George H. Forsberg, Jon E. Fox. Joel N. Freedman. 
Richard W. Frost, Terry Furhovden. David L. Goodman, Wilfred 
G. Harvey. Jr., Ralph A. Herrick. Major Jay P. Hochstaine. 
Kenneth A. Homon. Lewis W. Huntoon, Ralph G. Johanson. Neil 
J. Jorgensen, William A. Krein, Joseph D. LeBlanc. John A. 
Lockwood, David A. Luoma. David N. Lyons. Frank J. Maher. 
Peter J. Martin. John E. Matson, James H. Mayer. Robert 
E. Mcintosh, Jr., *Bernard J. Meister, *Ray S. Messenger. David 
P. Norton. *Lcdr. Brian J. O'Conneli, Stephen B. Osterling, Peter 
A. Parrino. Pro/. James D. Quirk. Michael E. Ra//erty. Harry T. 
Rapelje, Harold C. Reynolds, Jr.. John H. Reynolds, John M. 
Samborski. Donald F. Sanger, Robert C. Schmidt. Richard A. 
Scott. Prabodh U. Shah. Paul A. Sharon. William J. Shepherd. 
*David K. Smith, Stanley J. Strychaz. Jr.. Anthony F. Szwarc. 
Rev. Andrew D. Terwilleger. Capt. John R. Tu/ano, Walter D. 
Wadman, John M. Wallace, Stanley M. Wilbur. *Robert H. York 

CLASS OF 1963 

Kurt D. Anderson, Robert K. Asanoma. Robert D. Behn. Peter A. 
Bizzigotti. Roland F. Boisvert. Carleton W. Borden. Jr.. David P. 
Bova, Wilfred E. Brown 111. Dominic J. Bucca, Joseph V. 
Bucciaglia, W. James Budzyna. Paul E. Cahalen. Donald L. 
Chaffee, Robert J. Craig. Richard T. Dann, Arthur F. Dariey, Jr., 
Joseph R. de Beaumont. Dr. Richard F. Dominguez. *David E. 
Dunklee. Jr., George D. Eldridge. Alan S. Elias. Richard E. 
Epstein. Lawrence N. Escott. *Roger D. Flood. Earl T. Fratus. 
John H. Ge//ken, Ralph D. Gelling. Lee J. Globerson. Charles N. 
Goddard. Bruce G. Goodale. John H. Goselin, Edward P. 
Gosling III. Robert H. Gowdy. Robert F. Grenier. Jr.. Paul P. 
Hausner. Dennis W. Heath. *Prof. Allen H. Hoffman. Russell E. 
Hokanson. Dr. Harry A. Hoyen. Jr.. George B. Hunt. Dr. Richard 
A. iacobucci, Robert D. ingle. Jay Kaminsky. William G. Kanabis 
Dr. Richard A. Kashnow, James D. Keating. Francis E. 
Kennedy. Jr.. Robert P. Kostka, John B. Lawson. Chi-Ming Li. 
Daniel J. Lizdas, John Machonis. Jr., Roger H. Maddocks. R. 
Michael Malbon. Richard C. Marcy, Jr.. Robert E. Maynard. Jr., 
*Howard I. McDevitt, Jr.. *Roger C. McGee. John R. McGuire. 
Robert M. Mellor, *Joseph J. Mielinski. Jr., Philip A. Morrissette. 
Stephen P. Mozden. Jr., Dr. Robert E. Murphy, Maj. David G. 
Nevers. *David R. Nordin. Thomas M. Owens. James A. 
Parker. Jr.. Dr. Daniel J. Pender. Russell E. Person, Arthur T. 
Phillips. Edward J. Polewarczyk. Roger W. Read. Frank S. 
Reynolds, Frederic D. Riley. John J. Salerno. Timothy M. Shea, 
Thomas A. Sherrock, Dennis E. Snay. Gerard J. St. Germain. 
Warren R. Standley. Nishan Teshoian. David A. Tone. *Paul W. 
Ulcickas. Maj. James A. Velezis. George P. Vittas. Richard K. 
Wagner. Gordon W. Whitten, Allan R. Whittum. David E. 
Woodman. Theodore P. Zoli. Jr.. William E. Zottoli 

CLASS OF 1964 

Robert P. Allison. Roger L. Arko. Peter Baker. Thomas S. Baron. 
Prof. Leon S. Bedard. Thaddeus Belts. Arthur fl. Bodwell. 
Frederick O. Borgeson. *Stuart P. Bonen. Thomas M. Boyle. 
Robert B. Bridgman. Joseph B. Brinkmann. Francis X. 
Caradonna. Allen W. Case. Jr.. Steven T. Churchill. William H. 
Clark III. V\'iJliam A. Cote. Paul A. Covec. Marshall W. Cross. 
Robert R. Dangelmaver. MiJton P. Dentch. Peter L. Dornemann. 
U'iJiiam J. Dowd. Robert E. Drean. *Raymond G. Dube. fames C. 
Dunham. IVilh'am E. Ferguson. Waiter B. Fohlin. Prof. Bradley T. 
Gale. F. Clark Gesswein. /on Gjestvang. Waiter J. Gonia. SamueJ 
K. Grace. Alan R. Gross. VViJJiam /. Gunther. Richard F. Healing. 
David A. Helming. Larry G. Hull Dr. Edward P. Iaccarino. Phih'p 
I. Johnson. Raymond G. Johnson. Jr.. Karl L. Jurentkuff. Dr. James 
J. Kaput. Paul J. Keating. *Dr. Wayne H. Keene. Eugene S. 
Kiliian. Dr. David H. Laananen. Dr. Joseph L. LaCava. *M. 
Stephen Lajoie. Bruce W. Larsen. Louis A. Lemone. Dr. Paul A. 
Lilienthai. John R. Lonergan. Arthur N Luhtaia. J. Richard 
Lundgren. Jr.. Dr. Bruce S. Maccabee. Alfred C. Malchiodi. Jr., 
Dr. Frank A. Marafiofi. Steriing R. McFee. Thomas G. McGee. 
Thomas J. Modzelewski. *Haroid E. Monde. Jr.. Robert H. Morse. 
Wiiliam J. Museier. Thomas B. Newman. Jr.. Stephen C. Nobie. 
John T O'Keefe. James W. Oldziev. *Roberf W. PaJmer, *Robert 

E. Parker. Charles H. Peix IV. Dr. Robert A. Peura. William R. 
Phillips. Dr. Alfred R. Potvin. *Robert Rounds. Jr.. Robert W. 
fludd. Steven B. Sacco. Frederic C. Scofield 111. William E. 
Shanok. William S. Shurbet. Maurice fl. Siivestris. Dr. Mason H. 
SomerviJJe. Thomas W. Spargo. John A. Spencer. George V. 
Spires 111. William T. Swanson U. Peter J. Tancredi. J. Paul 
Theroux. Daniel Turner. S. William WandJe, Jr.. *James C. 
Ward. Jr.. Louis A. Wargo. Paul B. Watson. Brian A. Wells. 
George D. Whiteside. Cpt. Elliot F. Wyner 

CLASS OF 1965 

Raymond J. Agneiio. Richard J. Aimone. Phiiip I. Batcheider. 
Nicholas J. Barone. Marvin S. Berger. O. Wihiam Bjorniund. 
Steven N. Boraks. Peter J. Bowes. Carl T. Brozek. Randall L. 
Burr. Robert H. Cahiii. Aiexander B. Campbeli II. *Donald C. 
Carlson. Robert E. Cavaiiaro. *Stephen L. Qoues, *David B. 
Cooley. Gary C. Coram. Robert K. Dawless. *James A. Day. 
Michael S. Dembski. Jordan M. Dern. Charles J. DeSimone. Jr.. 
Garrett H. Deviieg. James T Dobrowoiski. Charles H. Du/our. 
Wayne E. Eddy. Nils C. Ericksen. Edward J. FaJkowski. John E. 
FJvnn. *Harry S. Forrest. Richard C. Fortier. William D. 
Galebach. Dr. William F. Gasko. Philip D. Giantris. Bennett E. 
Gordon. Jr.. Joseph Gracia. Jr.. Ralph P. Guertin. James B. 
Gustafson. Mordecai Gutman. James L. Hammett. Jr., Peter A. 
Heibeck. Waiter E. Henry. Jr.. Wiiiiam F. Hines. Jr.. Walter C. 
Hipp. Jr.. George W. Holland. William fl. Hopkins. Robert A. 
Howard. Charles F. Hunnicut. Glenn P. Hurst. John P. Jacobson. 
Raymond C Jacques. Donald P. Johnson. Dr. Richard N. Johnson. 
Robert L. Johnson. *John J. Josti. Robert A. Juckins. James A. 
Keith. Dr. Donald L. Kerr. Robert D. Kiauber. Sidney S. Klein. 
RusseJi H. Koeisch. Clinton F. Kucera. Jr.. Peter G. Leasca. 
U'iJiiam E. Lightfoot. William N. Lovig. Allan W. Low. Jr.. *Dr. 
David B. Luber. *Peter E. McCormick. Urham A. Mesen. Harry 

A. Mildoniun. Jr.. James F. Mills. *Patrick T Moran. Dr. Thomas 

F. Moriarty. Gerald F. Morris. Philip C Nyberg. Paul N. Nystrom. 
Edward A. Obermeyer. John W. Oldham. Jr.. Michael F. Oliver. 
Richard S. Olson. Joseph J. Osvald. *PauJ R. Pearson. *Thomas E. 
RBOSe, Wayne D. Ponik. Capt. John M. Porter. Harvey J. 

Rosen field. Joseph A. Ruseckas. Walter J. Ruthenburg III. PhiJip 

B. Ryan. Henry A. Schneck. Dr. David M. Schwaber. Charles R. 
Seaver. Chester J. Sergey. Jr.. Ojars M. Silarajs. *Henry J. 
Skonieczny. Anthony A. Smaiarz. Robert J. St. Pierre. Dr. Donald 
C Sundberg. Eugene G. Sweeney. Jr.. Alfred G. Symonds. 
•Kenneth W. Terry. * Jeffrey W. Thwing. Terry G. Tracy. 
•Russell B. 7'rusk Capt. Fric P. Wurman. Bruce R. Webber. *Dr. 
fohn T Wilson. Ronaid W Wood. Hallett A Wright. William H. 
Wvmun. Bruce C. Yung. John H. Zifcok. Jr 

CLASS OF 1966 

•f.orv \f .Anderson Stephen F Anderson. Brian N. Belanger. L. 
Thomas Benoit. Jr. Lt Philips. Workman. *Cupt Roland C 
Bouchard J William floiven. Richard A. Culvert. John H. 
CarossUa. Anthony S. Carrara, Paul M Castle. David I. Clarke, 
Robert I Coates, Kendall /• Cowes, 'Douglas If Croweil. J. 
Ronald Crump Sigmund S Dicker, / Gary Dv< kman, 'Joachim 
W DziaUas. George M Elko, 'William F Mhoti. Fred T. 
Erskine III Or Donald // Foley, Stephen / Formica, Christopher 
f, Fostei I'lulif) R Caither, Brendan / Geelan, fohn I GiJbert, 
Donald P Givens, Richard E GoodeJJ, Petei Gray IV Geoi 
GrinuneU. Stephen / Hebert Carl E Hellstrom. Robert M Hah. 
PhiJip / Hopklnson. lohn S tonkins, David C. Johnson, "David I. 

Jorczak. David fl. Kiimaj. Charles S. Knothe. Keith L. Knowit 
Dr. Robert P. Kokernak. Darrei J. Kost. Waiter S. Kuczek. Jr 
Andrew J. Kudarauskas. Peter J. KudJess. *Ernest J. Kunz. Ji 
*Dr. John H. Lauterbach. John C Lee. Robert S. Levine. Paul 
Lindberg, Ching Soo Liu. flonuid I. LongweJJ, James E. Loomh 
*Peter H. Lukesh. John V. Magnano. Daniel J. Maguire. PauJ 
MaJnafi. Michael fl. Mauro. Donald E. McCarthy. John J. 
Morawski. Michael C Napolitano. *flona!d F. Naventi. flicha 

B. Neison. Stewart W. Nelson. William fl. Nims. *Harry B. 
Ogasian. flein Olvet. George B. Ordway, *Lawrence A. 
Penoncello. Edward B. Pero. DonoJd W. Petersen. Jr.. Robert 
Plum. Guenther T. Pollnow. Michael T. Portanova. George M 
Preston. Robert E. Rapp. Dr. fames A. Rafches. William J. 
flemillong. Jr.. Stuart R. floselle. Anthonv P. Sacovi.tch, Earl / 
Scott. Ashok D. Shah, flobert E. Shaw. .Robert A. Sinuc. Chaifcl 

C. Slama. Earl C. Sparks III, William J. Spratt, Jesse fl. 
Stalker, Jr.. *Peter G. Stebbins. flobert S. Sternschein. flicha] 
A. Stone, Jayantilai T Thakker. flobert W. Thompson, flonalc 
TilJberg, Gerard A. Toupin. Alfred T. Vasseur, Dr. Douglas L 
Vizard. Leonard J. Weckel. Shelton B. Wicker. Jr.. Heyward ; 
Williams. David E. Wilson, Eugene B. Wilusz. flobert J. Zavat 
*Roger J. Zip/el 

CLASS OF 1967 

*Dr. Stephen fl. AJpert. Frank M. Amazeen. *Arthur F. Amen 
Robert J. Baron. Robert A. Bohlin. Gary E. Bossak. Allan T. 
Buros. Jr.. Curtis R. Carlson. Paul B. Cherubini. Edward S. 
Ciarpella. Joseph J. Cieplak. Warren L. Clark. Cornelius F.Cla 
William E. Cobb. Daniel 1. Coifman. David fl. Collette. Williani 
Cooper. *Richard H. Court. Jr.. Francis L. Dacri. Robert J. 
Dashner. Richard E. DeGennaro. David C Drescher. *John B, 
Feldman. Emilio J. Fernandez. Joseph L. Ferrantino. Richard^ 
Fine. John Fiore. Jr.. *Peter N. Formica. Raymond J. Fortin. 
*Steven J. Frymer. Capt. Edward A. Gallo. Robert E. Gohsler. i 
Lawrence R. Gooch. flonald J. Gordon. William W. Goudie. 
*/oseph F. Goulart. Gregory J. Goulet. Richard M. GutkowskM 
Capt. David K. Heebner. Peter M. Herron. John E. Hitchcoc^R 
Richard C. Holler. *William R. Hyatt. Allen J. Ikalainen. Clintcl 
A. Inglee, Richard G. Jewell. Frank T Jodaitis, *Brad/ord A.} 
Johnson. Ronald A. Jolicoeur. Marshall A. Kaplan. Thomas E. 
Kelley. Robert A. Kennedy III. Joseph F. Kieronski. *John L. 
Kilguss. Richard M. King. David P. Kokalis. Leon E. Krals. 
*Stephen J. Lak. Jr.. James A. Londregan. Russell A. Lukes. 
James W. Manning. *flobert G. McAndrew. William 0. Mess) 
Paul J. Milne, flonald A. Mucci. John B. Nano. Stephen F. 
Nasiatka. Jr.. Ralph C. OJesen. Richard C. Olson. Shanfikuma 
Putel. John J. Perrone. Douglas H. Pike. Edward W. 
Piltzecker. Jr.. flichard B. Plummer. Capt. George W. Pom/rej 
Noel M. Potter. William F. Pratt. George H. Rand. Jr.. Prof. 
Raymond C. Rogers. John E. flogozenski. Jr.. John S. Romano, ' 
Steven E. Schumer. Edward G. SempJe. Sudhir A. Shah. Petei 
ShanJey. Neil M. Shea. Robert C. Shen. Howard H. Shore. 
Matthew R. Sinasky. Capt. Lester L. Small. David K. Smith. 
Gunnar J. Staiemark. Stephen B. Statz. John L. Stumpp. John | 
Sundquisf. Alan H. Suydam, William E. Tanzer. Jonathan A. 
Titus. *flobert P. Tolokan. Duncan C. Vandenberg. Wayne T 
Wirtanen. flobert C Young 

CLASS OF 1968 

Joseph S. Adamik. Jr.. Francis L. Addessio. flobert E. Anders* 
Arnold J. Antak. Albert J. Aftermeyer. Michael J. Babin. Rober 
A. Balducci. Robert E. Buimut. R. Gregory Balmer. *David C.I, 
Baxter. William R. Belisle. *Norman A. Bergstrom. Jr.. Kennfll 
fl. Blaisdell. Alan J. Blanchard. Edward H. Borgeson, John J. I 
Bresnahan, Jr.. Stephen J. Brodeur, John M. Burns, Victor 
V. Calabretta. Jr.. W. Edward Catterall. Frank T Check. Jr.. I 
Q. Coiognesi. Dr. Norman W. Cook. Daniel C. Creamer, 
David P. Crockett, flonald E. Danielson. George Davagian. Jr., 
*Robert H. Deflesco. Jr.. *flobert R. Demers, Henry J. Deronck. 
*Michael A. DiPierro. William F. Dunham, Jr.. Neil W. Durkee. 
*Pentti. O. Eloiampi, Robert A. Falciani. David A. Farr. Douglas 
G. Ferry. *Robert J. Gallo. George F. Gamache. Thomas A. 
Geiormino. H. Paxson Gifford. Jr.. William J. Giokas. Michael T 
Glynn. Cobb S. Goff. Ronald F. GoJuszewski. David J. Gumbiey, 
Berton H. Gunter. Steven C. Halsfadt. Edward M rfarpei r, 
Geoffrey L. Hartung. *Robert D. Hickev. Joseph F. Hilyurd, *Jol 
H. Holmes. George T. Kane. Joseph J. Kasabula. Chester J. 
Kusper. Paul S. Kennedy. Prof. Walter A. Kistler. Douglas WX 
Kiauber. "Charles D. Konopka. John J. Kraska. Jr.. George H 
Londoner. Michael R. Latino, Andrew A. Lesick. Walter C. I 
Lynick. *John D. MacDougall. Jr.. David R. Martin. Peter L. j 
Marzetta. Philip A. Matfson. Paul D. Matukuitis. flichard A. I 
Mayer. John S. Ma/ur. William I. McCann. Jr.. Peter F. 
McKit trick, Robert Meader, Joseph C Nappi, William E. NevM 

Robert A Nichols. Joseph F (Mens 111. Sung Paik II. Curv A. 

. Joseph L. Paquette. James M. Perkins. Barrie M. 

on. Stephen W. Petroff. Robert T. PJeines. RonoJd A. 

. James J. Powers. Dr. Roger W. Pryor. Stephen M. Pytkci. 

md F. Racine. WiJJiam J. Rasku. *David H. Rice. CharJes A. 

i. DanieJ R. Roy. Richard E. Roy. *Peter A. SaJtz. Richard J. 

Joel S. SchoenhoJtz, Stephen C. Schwarm. Jeffrey H. 

?J. Richard H. Seymour. Jack S. Siegei. James F. Sinnamon. 

3 R. Skoglund. Richard A. Snay. Gregory H. Sovas. Peter C. 

y. WiJJiam P. Stanton. Paui F. Stasko. J. Kevin SuJJivan, 

A. Swercewski. Geoffrey P. Tamulonis, FrankJyn H 

. Marshall fi. Taylor. William D. Travis. E. Wayne 

fom. StanJey F. Urbanowski, Jr.. James M. WendeJJ. Robert 

ey. Frank S. Yazwinski JJI 

S OF 1969 

r M. A/rame. Capt. Warren L. Anderson, Stephen R. 
ichow. James P. Atkinson. Gerald S. AxeJrod, *Roberf C. 
. Craig R. Harrows. James F. BaxendaJe. WiJJiam A. 
i. Anthony Bergantino. Jr.. Kenneth B. Berube. Harvey S. 
baum. WiJJiam J. Boyan. Cameron P. Boyd. James M. Boyd. 

F. BradJey, Kenneth L. Case. JoeJ J. Cehn. Brian D. Chace. 
ivid W. CJark, *George G. Davenport Iff. Richard W. 
d. Roger E. Dennison. Larry P. Dexter, CharJes T. Doe, 

E. Doran. Jr., RonoJd J. Drozdick. Andrew F. Durette, 
-y B. Enz, Stephen A. Erikson, Arthur H. Evans JJJ, Stephen 
.her. James W. Foley. *Warren F. Follett. Alfred G. 
;rg. Richard C. Furman. Dr. EmanueJ F. Furst. *DougJas J. 
3. Mark S. Gerber. Neil M. GJickstein. Bruce M. Green. 

Greene. Edward L. Griffith. Jr.. Peter T. Grosch. Richard 
)ss. Richard H. Gurske. William E. Hallock. *James W. 
. Paul F. Hayner. Jr.. David G. Healey, Andrew J. 
i. John M. Hiscock. Gregory T. Hopkins. Jeffrey A. Hynds, 
H. Johnson. RonaJd L. Jones, CharJes A. KaJauskas, 
hdas V. Kantesaria, Lawrence Katzman. Kenneth W. 
. *E. David Kuenzler. Joseph A. Langone. Gary L. 
haJ. Dr. WaJdo M. Libbey. DanieJ P. Lorusso, *AJexander 
coim. Lt. David J. Manchester. Thomas F. X. McAuiiffe. 
d A. Mierzejewski, Lawrence A. Minkoff. Douglas H. 
h. Michael W. Noga. Paul V. Norkevicius. John J. Pace, 
d H. PaJm. Ralph C. Pastore. Shashikant M. Patei. AJvin B. 
Robert A. Perkins. Andrew T. PerreauJt. Kenneth M. 

Stephen E. Platz. *John F. PobJocki. *DanieJ C. Pond. David 
't. AJ/red F. Prentice. MichaeJ J. PunchekunneJ. DonaJd F. 
Robert B. Reidy. DonaJd E. Robinson. Stephen O. Rogers. 

J. Rose. James V. Rossi. Kent F. Rothammer. Rene J. Roy. 

J. Scott. Thomas Semprebon. Vinubhai J. Shah. Donald L. 

Paul T. Shea. *Barry N. Shif/rin. Mark S. Simpson, 
s W. Skwira. Stephen W. Spakowsky. Raymond B. Stanley. 
• Surabian. David W. Swenson. John A. Taylor. David 
. *B. Lee Tuttie. MichaeJ J. Wanczyk. Jr.. Richard J. 
n. Ronnie L. Wendelken. Leon F. Wendeiowski. Paul S. 



During the year, thoughtful gifts were received 
from the following individuals for their special 
anniversary class gift accounts. On behalf of each 
of these classes, a warm thank you is extended to 
each of the donors listed below: 

CLASS OF 1927 

George J. Heckman, Howard F. Stephenson 
Total Gifts: $60.00 

CLASS OF 1930 

Carl W. Backstrom, Roscoe H. Bowers, John W. 
Burt, Waldemar E. Carlson, Charles H. Cole, John 
W. Conley, Herbert W. Davis, William H. Doyle, 
Charles R. Fay, Stanley H. Fillion, Myrton P. 
Finney, Albert M. Goodnow, Carmelo S. Greco, 
Allan L. Hall, Lincoln B. Hathaway, Herbert F. 
Hillis, Robert E. Hollick, Francis E. Kennedy, 
Raymond C. Lewis, Aarne A. Luoma, George A. 
Marston, Daniel F. O'Grady, Christos L. 
Orphanides, John R. Parker, Fred P. Peters, Philip 
M. Seal, George W. Stratton, John H. Sylvester. 
Dr. Joseph T. Tawter, Alvin E. Thrower, Vernon E. 
Wade, John H. Wells, Harold G. Williamson 
Total Gifts: $6,951.86 

CLASS OF 1931 

Edward J. Bayon, Harold T. Cutler, Ralph 
Hodgkinson, Russell J. Libbey, Philip J. Pierce, Carl 
E. Rylander, Charles E. Woodward 
Total Gifts: $1,316.00 

CLASS OF 1957 

Dr. Rene R. Bertrand, Donald G. Craig, Alvin C. 
Lanson, Collins M. Pomeroy, Keith O. Preston, 
Donald B. Rising, Dr. Robert A. Yates 
Total Gifts: $250.00 



hi Kappa Theta 
hi Sigma Kappa 
heta Chi 

ambda Chi Alpha 
.lpha Tau Omega 
hi Gamma Delta 
igma Phi Epsilon 
igma Alpha Epsilon 
Jpha Epsilon Pi 
'au Kappa Epsilon 
igma Pi 
lelta Sigma Tau 

ub Total Fraternities 

irand Total 

# Alumni 


% Giving 

Total Giving 

Avg. Gift 





$ 64.98 





































































$ 215,569.87 

$ 52.51 

CLASS OF 1970 

W. Todd Akin. Robert A. Anschutz. Merico E. Argentati. Gregory 
W. Backsfrom. /times F. Bagaglio. Philip D. Burtlelt. Jr.. Capt. 
Francis L. Belisle. Jr.. 'Peter /. Billington. 'Peter G. Bluden. 
Henrv R. Block. Gerrv A. Blodgett. /ohn T. Bok. Daniel K. Breen. 
*David H. Brown. V\'iJiiam S. Coblenz. Herbert W. Coulter HI. 
Robert C. Cournover. Stephen fi. Crosby, David B. Darner. 
Douglas /. Dayton. Dinkar V. Desai. *RuJph A. Di Iorio. Dwight S. 
Dickerman. Andrew M Donaldson. William F. Dudzik. Domenic 
/. Forcella. Jr.. lames F. Ford. Francis IV. Gardner III. Robert W. 
Goff. Robert J. Grillo. 'William J. Hckkinen. Alan F. Hassett. 
Thomas D Heinold. William G. Hillner. *Paul D. Himottu. Harris 

C. Hoivland. /. Randall Huber. George M. Iszlui. *Roberf C. 
Keen an. David F. Kendrick. Roger /. Kern. Lothar W. Kleiner. 
MeJvin R. Kopel. Stephen G. Koshgarian. Donald T. Kremer. Paul 
R. LaPiunte. Kent C. Lawson. Thaddeus /. Lelek. 1/Lf. Daniel W. 
Lewis, /ohn f. Lyons. *Timathy J. Mackie. /ohn F. Malley. Jeffrey 
C Manty. Paul E. Medeiros. Frank D. Meoli. James A. Metzler. 
Alan H. Miller. *Peter R. Miner. Michael T. Moylan. Vinay V. 
Mudhoikar. Robert /. Mulcahy. Alexander Murdoch. Bradford R. 
Mvrick. Kalvin W. \goon. W. Stuart Nickerson. Alan /. 
Nizamoff. John P. Ober. Raymond T. Pajer. William D. Parent. 
John A. Pelli. Robert Pettirossi. George E. Philippon. Gerald E. 
Piepiora. F. David Ploss III. *Leonard Polizzotto. Frank B. 

Pope, /r .. David F. Pouliot. /oseph R. Radosevich. *John K. 
Redman. Bruce S. Robinson. Richard B. Rock. David T. Rockwell. 
William M. Bolya. Michael E. Santom. Ralph F. Sbrogna. E. 
Richard Scholz. Marc E. Schweig. /ames L. Schwing. Leon R. 
Scruton. /ames W. Small. Robert W. Sof/el. Richard H. 
Steeves. /ohn W. Sztuka. Jr.. John O. Tarpinian. 2nd Lt. Jeffrey 
H. Thurston, /ames P. Troupes. Steven A. Udell. Francis A. 
Vernile. Ross E. Weaver. Ross A. Willoughby. *Aian O. 
Zabarsky, Louis W. Zitnay. *Frank /. Zone. Jr. 

CLASS OF 1971 

/ames K. Abraham. Robert /. A/lard. Jr.. Harold B. Alter. John E. 
Anderson. Martin K. Anderson. Robert A. Anderson. Richard A. 
Arena. 'George /. Bakevich. Alan E. Bedard. /oseph P. Bellino. 
William R. Beloff. *Todd A. Benjamin. *Raymond J. Biszko. 
*Robert G. Blaisdell. John J. Boursy. Jr.. Ellen L. Brueck. David P. 
Buelow. Robert M. Byrne. *Frank J. Calcagno. Richard J. Carroll. 
Philip Cianciotto. *James F. Crittenden. Carleton E. Cruff, 
Edward F. Cunningham. *Daniel E. Demers. *David J. Demers, 
Gregory S. Dickson. Stephen A. Diming. *Allen H. Downs. Lt. 
/oseph A. Dumais. Reginald G. Dunlap. Richard E. Dynia. Steven 
G. Emerv. Dr. Irving Englson. Steven H. Face. James R. Fay. Dr. 
Baljif S. Gambhir. Michael J. Gitlen. Jack B. Greenshields IJ. 
'William E. Helliwell. Jr.. Richard B. Hopewell. 2 Lt. John C. 
Johnson. Philip M. Johnson. Robert F. Johnson. Timothy C. 
/ohnson. Thomas /. Kaminski, 'Benjamin H. Katcoff. Joseph B. 
Kaye, *Doug/as A. Keiiy. /ohn /. Laramee. Gary J. Larson. Jeffrey 
P. Lassey. William C. Leslie, William G. Light. John A. Lind. *Jarl 

D. Linden. Dr. Richard P. Lindsay. Jack L. Lipsey. Harry E. 
Lockery, Nicola Lostracco. Edward C. Lowe 11/. Larry R. Lyman. 
Theodore D Lynch, Qaude P. Mance/. Ramon J. Martinez. Aldo 
1. Mar/efta. Jr.. Gary R. Mason. Richard /. Mattes. *Scott T. 
McCandless. Gregg G. McWeenev. Bipinchandra I. Mehta. 
Robert A Muir. Jr.. David P. Murphy. */ohn A. Niestemski. Jr. 
Herbert T Nock. *Dr. Sander E. Nydick. Kevin W. O'Connell. 
John H Oscarson, \'incenf T Pace. Ens. Paul /. Pakus. Robert A. 
Payne. Donald K. Peterson. *Eugene E. Pettineili. Richard S. 
Peitryka, Paul B. Popinchaik, Louis M. Pul/.ctti. 'Lawrence E. 
Ramvilic. John H. Head. Thomas N. Rogers. Jr.. Walter R. flotti. 

Abbas A Salim. Petei A Satis, 'Richard P. San Antonio. 
Michael S Santora, WiUiam A Sherman, /ohn R. Shotlitf. Robert 
\f Sinicrope, Stephen C Siok, Gerald R. Spring, William /. St. 

liilairr. Donald P St. Mane. Dennis /. Staba. 'Robert defl Stein. 
Frank W Steiner, Albert W Stromquist, Jr.. 'Paul B. Sullivan. 
Hifliani E Teitelman, Bruce R. Tompkins, *Noel Totti HI. 'Robert 
I Tranchimotvicz, LI lames E Troutman, Jv . Paul I Trudeau, 
Di Richard A Tu/t. Donald /. Usher. Thomas Vandeventer, 
'Ravindra K Vom. Thomas 1/ Wadleigh, Thornton If Waite, 
Francis I Wehner, li William R V\'ln/ivnrf|i. fr., David M. 
Winer Dana 1/ U'ortlilev. Elden E York, 'Michael P Zarrilli 

CLASS OF 1972 

lames / Aitoonian Mark ', Andrews, Steven v Batiks, 
'Douglas E Rest. Ralph A Biackmer, John M lUm^lrll, Charles 
I Brine, 'Raymond W Coleman, Vincent I (.'ohmem. // Hulicrt 
alp, lolm t, Cro/t, b Andrew I Cucchiara, 'Samuel / 
/itch, fr Petei I Daupern, Dennis | Davoren, William II 
Degutis 'Michael P Di Benedetto, 'Stephen /' Diguette, Edwin I 
Dojph. Mark C Dupuis, Michael I Emery, John R Ferraro lolm 
D Fate) f,or\ A roote, Marii A Frite LI Adrien I. 

Gaudreau. /r.. Andrew J. Glazier. Joseph G. Harkins. Neil C. 
Herring. Jeffrey S. Hunter. Rae H. Johnson. Jr., Theodore D. 
Johnson. Stephen C. Joseph, John D. Kaletski. Kenneth W. 
Kolkebeck. Vahe Krikorian, James V. Lacy. Patrick F. Lafayet 
Roy Lampinski. 'Richard L. Logan. Anthony B. Longo. Jr.. Dan 
A. Lusardi. Michael K. Malone. Anthony J. Mangano. Jr., Dav. 
A. Meyer. John C. Moore JIJ. Robert M. Pascucci. Edward G. 
Perkins. Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Petry. 'Donald J. Polonis. Larn 
Prickett. Wilfred L. Prue, Marcello A. Ranalli, 'Gary E. Rand! 
Raymond P. Roberge. Raymond W. Scanlon, Keith Simons. 
Richard A. Sojka. Joseph M. Szlosek. Bruce M. Szypot, James 
Tarpey. Hubert J. Thompson. Thomas J. Tracy, *Richard S. 
Tumolo, Clifton E. Wheeler, Jon R. Wimer. Kurt M. Wusterbai 
Mr. & Mrs. John Zorabedian. Jr. 

CLASS OF 1973 

Anonymous. Alan C. Aho, Robert E. Akie. 'Robert M. Andel, 
Warren G. Anderson. William N. Ault. Bruce J. Baker, Fred $ 
Banach, Conrad J. Baranowski. 'John W. Barry. 'Richard B. 
Belmonte. Fermo A. Bianchi, Jr., William A. Birkemeier, Richa 
H. Birkenshaw, Richard J. Bors. Garry A. Boynton. Paul J. 
Brown, Jr.. Steven M. Buba. Leo Buchakjian. James R. Buell. 
Jason J. Burbank. James F. Burke. Jr.. William G. Catlow. ThoA 
P. Cawley. Paul A. Christian, *Philip N. Ciarlo. David P. Cirkal 
Paul H. Clark. William }. Cloutier, R. Lee Cooper. William E. > 
Cormier. 'Thomas & Kathryn Dagostino. 'James W. Davis, /oh 
F. DiGregorio, James P. Dimilia, Thomas J. Dutkiewicz. Lawren 
Dzaugis. Alexander W. Dzialo. Michael J. Fazio. Thomas H. 1 
Field JJL Conrad B. Fong, 'Gene L. Franke, Timothy A. Frenctt 
Steven E. Gallant, 'Deborah F. Goodwin. 'Stephen H. Goodwjj 
George J. Grunbeck, William P. Haddad, Robert C. Haywood,! 
Roger J. Heinen. William E. Henries. John J. Homko. 'David B. 
Hubbell. M. Erik Husby, Roger T. James. 'Edward S. Jamro. ) 
Stephen M. Johnson, Stephen E. Kaminski. Frank A. Kania. ! 
Richard L. Kirk. Joshua O. Kolawole. Stephen R. Koral, DonaM 
Koski. Christopher M. Kralik. Frederick J. Kulas. David A. 
Kuiczyk. 'John A. Kulig. Ronald J. Lak. Robert S. Leach. MauB 

D. LeTourneau. Robert F. Levi, Frederick C. Levitsky. David I 
Ligeikis. Michael A. Lucey. Terrence P. Luddy. John J. Luikey, 
Joseph J. Magri. Tin W. Mah. Kenneth M. Makowski, Peter D.j 
McDermott. Wallace McKenzie. Philip S. Medeiros. Paul W. ] 
Melnick, Michael E. Merkle. 'Richard R. Nabb. Aram 
Nahabedian. 'Louis Nashelsky, William J. Nieranowski. Brucd 
Nunn, John A. Ogorzalek. Maryann Pace. Edmund C. PastoreJ 
Joseph D. Pault. Bill C. Penney, William J. Ploran, Albert P. 
Popoli, Daniel H. Prior. Leonard E. Redon. 'Rand Refrigeri. 
James A. Risotti. Daniel E. Robbins, 'Wayne E. Schweidenbacl 
'Charles P. Scopelitis. William M. Sherry. Henry S. Siegel. 
Richard F. Silvestris. Stephen R. SJavick. Russell J. Smith. Jr., 1 
'Richard F. Socha. Norman D. Staller. Joseph J. Staszowski. I 
Wayne T Stolle, Robert C. Sykes, C. Stephen Szlatenyi. Jr.. 
Robert N. Torbin. Robert G. Tougher. Thomas H. Uccellini. 
Anthony R. LJr;iJ. Jr., 'Ralph J. Veenema. Jr.. Harvey A. 
Vigneault, John H. Ward. 'David C. Wason. Richard WhippleJ 
Andrew B. White. Mark D. Whitley. John A. Williams. Jr.. KdJ 
S. Williams. Nancy E. Wood. Robert R. Wood. Robert /. Zawal 
John N. Zikopoulos 

CLASS OF 1974 

Ann E. Anderson. Ens. James M. Asaro. Garry P. Balboni. All 

E. Barrett, Jr.. Bruce R. Beaupre. Michel R. Benoit. David W. 
Black. Douglas R. Bor^atti. Clayton E. Boyce, Wayne M. Bryai 
Leonard J. Brzozowski. Thomas /. Burns. 2 Lt. Christopher S. 
Qgal, Robert P. Cikatz. John E. D'Amico, Gene E 
William A. Delphos. David P. Demers. William 
E. Downey. Mark W. Downing. Mary E. Downing 
Fieldsend, William F. Frazier. Michael D. Graham. Alan C 
Hallquist, Robert M. Hodgson, Alan J. Kirby, Chester Kotows 
Michael I Kozakiewicz, Bruce K. Lackey. Roland A. Larivien 
George M. Leanna, Jr., Edward J. Ledden, John P. Lord. 
Michelle A. Lord, Lawrence /. Martiniano. Donn M. Mo/teson. 
Russell B. Ndber, Mark E. Ostergren. Stephen C Page. John H. 
Paiitsch, Lawrence D. Patty. Gerard F. Petit, Peter J. Petrosfl 
Robert | Pigeon. Gary G. Ponfbriand. Stephen /. Rem en, lames 
Rubino, Joseph R, Strempek, Michael C. Tanca, WiUiam P 
Tanguay, Pt'tor A. Thacner, Anthony N. Tomasiello. Robert S. 
["rotter, Pi'ta W. Tunnicli/fe, Charles M. Waldron, Irene R. 

IA aldron, David R, Washburn. Bruce T Work 


Mis Robert II Goddard, Mrs Svlvia I! Greene, Mrs. Archit 

B HoSSOCk, Class of l'.)7 r ) 

Christopher S. 
E. De/ackome,l 
/. Dewkett, JoM 

ng. Tom H. 


? on which these class notes are based 
>een received by the Alumni Association 
lovember 15, when it was compiled for 
on. Information received after that date 
sed in succeeding issues of the WPI 


D. Simonds is now residing on 
>hore Rd. in South Hero, Vermont. 

ss meeting held at WPI before the 
luncheon on June 7, Edward A. 
i/as elected president. Those present 
ng were, Millard Clement, Alvan 
Leonard Howell, Oliver Jacobs, 
Martin, and Edward Hanff. 
her official business being presented, 
nent was taken to the 1910 dial in the 
: ront of Boynton Hall where the class 
nion picture was taken. After the 
i few observations were recalled from 
!, small voice" of the dial to be 
ed for publication later, 
members unable to attend the 
were Carlisle Atherton, Charles 
Ralph Gold, Irving Peters, and 

Submitted by Millard Clement 

S. Crandon serves as consultant to 
ident at ASG Industries, Inc., Little 
n, R.I. 

ott's health is improving and he is 
e to play golf again as well as get up 
high country. 


C. Adams, an active member of the 
tiquet Trout Club in Weston, Vt., 
i complete fly fishing outfit to a 
i the next camp last August, later 
Dut that the visitor was Edwin C. 
ell, '43. They report that the setting 
feet for Tech storytelling. 

Edward E. Lane, who for many years was 
eastern division manager for North American 
Press, Milwaukee, has retired. 


On the retired list is Robert Bumstead, who 
was vice president and conservation director 
at MFB Mutual Insurance Co. in Providence, 
R.I. . . . Formerly the university engineer at 
the University of North Carolina, F. Dudley 
Chaffee is now retired. . . . William P. 
Dennison is also retired. He was a district 
project engineer for the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Works. . . . Henry F. 
Friel is product manager at Wire Conveyor 
Belts Inc. in Easton, Md. Previously he was a 
senior engineer at CF&I Steel Corp., Palmer, 
Mass. . . . Sumner F. Hall, president and 
treasurer of CD. Hall, Inc., Webster, Mass., 
is a retiree. . . . Ralph Hodgkinson, who 
had been director of craft demonstrations at 
Old Sturbridge Village, retired last December. 
. . . After working for E.I. du Pont de 
Nemours Co. in Philadelphia for many years, 
Oscar W. Tissari has retired. ... A. Francis 
Townsend has retired from his duties at 
Persons-Majestic Mfg. Co. in Worcester. 


Robert I. Belmont retired last February. He 
had been North East regional manager for 
Bay State Abrasives in Westboro, Mass. 


Ethan D. Bassett is with Electronic Coils, 
Inc., Springfield, Mass. . . . Allen L. 
Brownlee, general manager of the WICO 
Electric Co., West Springfield, Mass., has 
been name'd a director of the West 
Springfield Chamber of Commerce. A 
registered professional engineer, he holds 14 
patents for inventions in this country and 
others in Great Britain and Canada. At the 
time when WICO was acquired by the 
Prestolite Co. (a division of Electra Corp.) in 
1967, Mr. Brownlee was vice president of the 
company. He is a director and member of the 
executive committee of Junior Achievement, 
a Boys Club trustee, and past officer and 
director of the Westfield YMCA. . . . R. 
Norman Clark is an abrasive engineer at 
Waltham Grinding Wheels in Manchester, 

Harry T. Jensen, vice president of 
engineering at the Sikorsky Aircraft division 
of United Technologies, Bridgeport, Conn., 
has been promoted to the newly-created post 
of vice president of technology. He will be 
responsible for appraising and planning the 
division's technical and engineering programs 
and their relation to Sikorsky's business 
goals. Since joining the company in 1941, he 
has served as engineering manager, chief 
engineer, and chief test engineer. He holds 
patents on aircraft design and test methods 
and is a fellow of the American Helicopter 
Society, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and 
an associate fellow of the American Institute 
of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 

wesiey o. need combined his clever 
humor and fine bass voice in his musical 
presentation, "Music from the Attic", which 
was a highlight of a bicentennial program 
given in East Haddam, Conn, last September. 
He demonstrated a hammer dulcimer, a 
plucked dulcimer, a pseudo-English cittern, 
and several homemade psaltries. Recently 
retired as a senior physicist from American 
Optical Corp., he plans to open his 30-year 
collection of over 250 musical items to the 
public as a museum. 


Harold B. Bell, former purchasing agent for 
Hobbs Mfg., Worcester, is now retired. . . . 
Merritt E. Cutting has retired as a chemist 
at Barre Wool Combing Co., South Barre, 
Mass., where he was employed for many 
years. . . . Albert T. Phelps, who served as 
assistant chief engineer at the Savage Arms 
Division of Emhart Corp., Westfield, Mass., 
has retired. ... Dr. Gordon P. Whitcomb is 
a retiree. He was manager of college relations 
at American Cyanamid Corporation. 


Frank H. Madigan, who served as a district 
sales manager at Norton Co. for many years, 
has retired. 


Roger W. Bruce has joined Persons-Majestic 
Mfg. Co. in Worcester. . . . George E. 
Rocheford continues with the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers, Waltham, Mass. Present- 
ly he is assistant chief of the structural sec- 
tion. . . . C. Norman Svenson is a retiree. 
He was a standards engineer with GE's Aero 
Inst. & Prod. Support Division in Wilmington, 


Formerly a staff engineer at Caterpillar 
Tractor Co., Donald B. Clark has been 
appointed as an assistant director of research 
in charge of engineering materials work at 
the Peoria (III.) based company. He joined 
Caterpillar in 1971 as a staff engineer and 
was promoted to administrative staff engineer 
two years ago. He is a member of the 
Society of Automotive Engineers and the 
American Institute of Aeronautics and 


Charles H. Amidon of Holden, Mass., is a 
self-employed consultant. . . . David H. Hunt 
has been appointed executive vice president 
of the Spencer Turbine Company. Located 
in Simsbury, Conn., he was formerly chief 
engineer, then vice president of engineering 
prior to his promotion. He joined the 
company in 1954. . . . Ward D. Messimer, 
former vice president of Illinois Railway 
Equipment Co., Chicago, has retired. 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 47 

The further exploits of Foxy Grandpa 

Remember Foxy Grandpa? Ed Delano, 
'30, first made national headlines back 
in 1970 when he bicycled from 
California to Massachusetts to attend his 
40th class reunion at WPI. 

This year he turned 70 and decided 
to celebrate in typical Foxy Grandpa 
fashion. Not only did he bike bom his 
home in Vacaville, California to Quebec- 
City, Canada (3260 miles!), he also 
journeyed to the Veterans' World 
Championships in Austria where he 
picked up an armload ot trophies. 

"However, now I'm known as 'the 
Yankee Kangaroo' in international racing 
circles.'' he chuckles. "That's because, 
even though I represented America, 1 
trained with the Australian team at the 
invitation of Cecil Cripps, secretary-trea- 
surer ot the Veteran Cyclists' 
Association of Australia.'' 

Delano, the only veteran American 
cyclist registered for the race, joined the 
Aussies in Paris in August to train for 
the World Cup series slated to be held 
in St. Johann, in the Tirol. While in 
Europe he trained, toured, or raced in 
France, West Germany, Austria, Italy, 
Holland, and Denmark. 

"We traveled trom place to place in 
a bus with a van following us carrying 

our bicycles," he recalls. 

After ten days of training in St. 
Johann, Foxy Grandpa placed in more 
than half ot the events, even though 
some races were not run by age class. 
In the championship race he placed 15th 
out of 40 starters trom eight countries. 
The 40 starters represented the top 
veterans in the world with 35 racers in 
the 60-year bracket and five in the 70- 
year bracket. "The oldest was 76," 
Delano reports. 

The big race, held on August 22nd 
on a well-maintained road in the rugged 
foothills of the Austrian mountains, was 
participated in by veteran cyclists, with 
a 75-year-old German placing eighth! 

"The Australian team copped the cup 
in the 35 to 40 year class," says Foxy 
Grandpa. "Cecil Cripps himself won 
third in the 50 to 55 class." 

Delano feels that currently the 
average Australian veteran is equal in 
ability to an American 10 years 
younger, with the latter growing by 
leaps and bounds each year. In the U.S. 
a veteran is anyone 40 or over. 

The day after the championship race, 
Foxy Grandpa carried the U.S. banner 
during the cyclists' torchlight parade 
which wound through the streets of St. 

Johann. The procession ended with 
awards ceremony. 

"I was happy to receive my awar 
Delano comments. "But I wish I coi 
have understood German!" 

While on this, his first trip abroi 
Foxy Grandpa participated in a num 
ot other races, including one held at 
Mantes, France, near the Seine Rive 
northwest ot Paris. He was the olde< 
60 riders by 10 years, but he made 
better time than five of them. 

"The course ran through several 
small towns," Delano says. "And th< 
police were out in force. If a motori: 
tried to interfere with a racer at an 
intersection, the gendarmes would w 
him off the road into the weeds." 

Foxy Grandpa nearly panicked on 
once — during an event in northern I 
south of the Brenner Pass. The cours 
was extremely hilly and laced with I 
turns and turn-arounds. "Everyone r< 
out of sight and I was completely 
alone," he recalls. "I was afraid that 
missed a turn-around. I had no passp 
with me, no Italian currency, and nd 
glasses. Worst ot all, I didn't rememl 
the names of any towns, and I couldn't 
understand Italian !" 

Finally he glimpsed a rider ahead 
him and a landmark tunnel located n 
the end of the course. "That really g 
the adrenalin going," he says. 'I knel 
then that I had only a mile to go." 

Foxy Grandpa made a firm friend i 
during the race, however. "He was! 
heavy-set Italian, who was a bit slow 
the hills," he reports. "He turned oil 
be a month older than I. During the 
awards ceremony they had us on stJ 
together. They presented me with a. 
turtleneck sweater and gave us each J 
bottle of wine. We cemented Italian- 
Australian relations on the spot. We 
were the oldest in the race." 

In Koflach, Austria, Delano coral 
in a 19.5 kilometer two-man trial an 
placed lOth out of 20 teams. While i 
Koflach he placed third in the 66-ail 
over class, racing over steep mountatf 
roads. "I was only 28 seconds behind 
Eddy Bisson, who was good enough l 
get his picture in the program, savs 

Foxy Grandpa copped another thif 
place in the King ot the Mountain 
(summit) competition. "I didn't havl 
chance to train for this particular race 
he reveals. "If I had, I could have do 

In Amsterdam he finished the 5fl 
kilometer. 20-lap course at the Wiel 
CUrcuit in one hour and 1() minutes. 
During a bicycle tour in Denmark In 
recalls, "A giant blond Dane gave rnl 
massive push up a hill so I could catC 
up with the pack." 

"The Danes and the Austrians 

couldn't do enough tor us to make oi 

48 WPI Journal 

ilians paid him the singular honor 
king him an honorary member of 

d what of Foxy Grandma, back 
in Vacaville while her Yankee 
•roo was off in Europe living his 
enging and unforgettable 
ence?" One has to believe that 
used to such goings-on. It took 
6 days to bike to his 40th WP1 
»n five years ago. It took him 
35 days to pedal his Cinelli to 
ec City early last summer. ("The 
ians gave me a rousing welcome, 
ete with police escort. They 
i me like a celebrity and invited 
the guest of honor to a dinner 
Zanadian dignitaries — they even 
,*d me into the bridal suite at the 
ry Inn, dirty bicycle and all," he 
ibers fondly.) 

y Grandpa (so-named by his 
hildren) does not forget Foxy 
ma on his cross-country jaunts, 
ones her every evening from his 
to let her know how things are 
She also makes his advance 
ations when necessary, 
prefers touring alone, however, 
young men ride too fast and the 
en too slow," he says. "Besides, 
ing to the old adage, 'he who 
alone travels best.' 
ano, a retired superintendent of 
ilifomia State Division of 
ay Maintenance, knows his 
y" well. Since taking up cycling 
lest 12 years ago "to relax", he 
alked up 40,000 miles in races 
urs. He has maintained champion 
for four years at the Senior Sports 
itional, and his exploits have 
sports news in the San Francisco 
\er, Los Angeles Times, Sports 
f .ed, and Bicycling. His armload of 
*s from the World Cup races held 
tria last summer, turned out to be 
•sting on the cake, 
ist goes to show what a "Foxy 
-oo" can do! 


we went to press, it was learned 
oxy Grandpa was being "studied" 
. Irvin Faria, director of the 
n Performance Laboratory and 
lan of the men's physical education 
ment at the University of Califor- 
Sacramento. After a series of 
us tests it was discovered that 
o had apparently reversed the 
process through continued exercise. 
r as a college athlete, he performs 
e is 40, and at 70, his racing 
just keep getting better, 
no," concludes Dr. Faria, "is a 
inusual physiological specimen, 
g him has proved that the aging 
s can be reversed and that is quite 


Ted Lewis's 
annual dream 

Twenty-two vears ago Leonard "Ted" 
Lewis, '27, a Shriner and former WPI 
gridster, dreamed or seeing his Shrine 
and football interests combined to help 
raise money for crippled and burned 
children confined in Shrine hospitals 
throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

"Why don't we sponsor a schoolboy 
football classic w ith the proceeds going 
to help such children," he asked a 
fellow Shriner. 

The reply was, "Ted, you've got 
more damned courage than brains. It 
will never work." 

Ted Lewis, a Claremont, N.H. oil 
executive, has reason to smile over that 
remark. In two decades the plan that 
would "never work" has earned over 
S500.000 for crippled children and 
brought summer football to New 

"I can't take complete credit for the 
idea behind the Vermont-New 
Hampshire Shrine Football Classic" he 
confides. "As New Hampshire Potentate 
I attended a convention in Charlotte, 
N.C. and was taken to a Shrine benefit 
football game where a lot of money was 
raised. I felt we could do something 
similar in New Hampshire and 

In the beginning a postseason foot- 
ball game was planned. The New 
Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Asso- 
ciation advised that eligibility rulings 

could harm the players so a summertime 
game was established. "The N.H. LA. A. 
gave us some good ideas and helped us 
get the thing going," Lewis says. 

Originally the early games were held 
in various locations including the 
Holman Stadium in Nashua, N.H., 
Cowell Stadium at the University of 
New Hampshire, and at Centennial 
Field at the University of Vermont. 

"Now the Classic is held annually at 
Dartmouth's Memorial Stadium in 
Hanover," Lewis reports. "We expect 
to keep it there for as long as the game 
is played." 

Memorial Stadium seats about 
20,000 and recently the game has 
drawn only about 15,000 people. Lewis 
worries about the attendance level. 
"The response from most Shriners, as 
far as participation goes, has been 
great," he says. "But there have been 
weak spots which should be 
strengthened. Also, we have to draw 
more people from the heavily-populated 
areas like Manchester and Concord." 

Still, Lewis, who remains an active 
member of the Shrine Board of Gover- 
nors, has reason to be satisfied with his 
'brain-child'. The average cost per 
patient in a Shrine burns hospital is 
$13,000 and the cost to qualified 
parents is absolutely nothing, thanks to 
such Shrine efforts as the football 
classic. Participating Shriners work tire- 
lessly and entirely without pay for the 
cause. "We're proud to say no one 
takes a dime," says Lewis. "Our 
greatest satisfaction is restoring life and 
limb to a burned or crippled child." 



Richard T. Messinger, a resident of 
Norwell, Mass., is a self-employed insurance 


. . . Norman C. Bergstrom serves as a 
supervisor at U.S. Steel Corp. in Gary, 
Indiana. . . . Philip L. Camp is currently with 
the Electric Boat division of General 
Dynamics in Groton, Conn. . . . Previously 
with Hercoform Marketing, Inc., a Hercules 
subsidiary, Robert S. Fleming now serves as 
a project engineer in the engineering 
department at Hercules Incorporated, 
Wilmington, Delaware. 

After spending 22 years as a missionary in 
India, the Rev Edward G. Jacober will now 
do missionary work in Israel with the Arabs in 
Jerusalem and the West Jordan area. 

Victor A. Kolesh works for Riley Stoker 
in Worcester . . The Norman Morrisons 
visited the Harold E. Robertons last 
summer on their way from Glacier National 
Park, Montana to Seattle, Washington, and 
Vancouver, British Columbia. 



Last summer Edwin C. Campbell visited the 
Wantastiquet Trout Club in Weston, Vt 
where he borrowed a fly fishing outfit from a 
member who turned out to be Lyman 
Adams, '28. Ed writes that there was lots of 
talk about the "ones that got away.". . . Alex 
Petrides works for the firearms division of 
Colt Industries in Hartford, Conn. 

Presently John M. Bartlett, Jr. holds the 
post of manager of manufacturing in the 
cable controls division at American Chain & 
Cable Co., Inc., Adrian, Michigan. 

Raymond E. Herzog currently is located L 
Los Angeles, Calif., with Atlantic Richfield v. 
Co. . . . Leonard Israel, a home builder ir fr 
Worcester, was recently given the Silver L 
Beaver Award by the Mohegan Council, El 
Scouts of America. He is a member of the_ 
council's executive board, the Jewish 
Committee on Scouting, and B'nai B'rith I 
Lodge of Temple Emanuel and its 
Brotherhood. Formerly he was scoutmasteL 
of Troop 36 at the temple. He is past 
president of the West Boylston Rotary, a «, 
member of the Worcester Area Chamber cl 
Commerce, and past president of the Masf 
Home Builders Association. 


Currently Philip V. Tarr, Jr. holds the 
position of executive vice president of 
Midwest Sintered Products Corp. in 
Riverdale, III. . . . The Rev. Edward I. 
Swanson has been named executive 
secretary of the General Commission on 
Chaplains and Armed Forces Personnel. Hi 
has been serving on the Commission staff 
assistant executive secretary and director c 
publications since July of 1971. The Genen 
Commission has functioned since 1917 as t 
nation's principal agency in support of 
military-related ministries. The Washington- 
based agency publishes The Chaplain, a 
professional journal for military and Veterar 
Administration chaplains. Rev. Swanson ha 
served as its editor for the past four years. 
He wrote Ministry to the Armed Forces anc 
Serviceman's Prayer Book. 


Robert H. Farwell has been elected a vice 
president of GTE International, Inc. He is 
director of the company's Factory Projects 
Organization which has its headquarters in 
Burlington, Mass. Currently the organizatioi 
is developing a $233 million project for the 
Algerian government. Farwell joined GTE in 
1965. In 1969 he was appointed vice 
president of operations of GTE International 
Systems Corp., a GTE International 
subsidiary. In 1971, during a leave of 
absence, he served as deputy general 
manager of the INTS Consortium which is | 
constructing a communications system in \ 
Iran. . . . Paul F. Gorman has been named 
vice president of Chas. T. Main, Inc., Bosta 
His main responsibility is for the firm's 
services in conjunction with nuclear facilities 
Prior to joining Main, he was vice president 
of the Boston Power Department of United 
Engineers & Constructors and a director of 
Jackson & Moreland International. Formerly 
he was vice president and manager of the 
power department for the Jackson & 
Moreland division. He is a professional 
engineer and has a certificate of qualificatioi 
from the National Council of Engineering 

August C. Kellermann serves as 
international manager at Conoco Chemicals 
in Houston, Texas. . . . Previously with 
Bechtel Inc., Frank L. Mazzone is now 
marketing manager for the Linde division at 
Union Carbide Corp. in Tonawanda, N.Y. .. 

50 •cember 19/' WPI Journal 

ru n. ivierrm, d beniui piuuuti 

ser and manager of abrasive machining 
State Abrasives, Westboro, Mass., 
on the development of abrasive 
ning as a metal removal process at a 
ence sponsored by the Society of 
acturing Engineers held in Hartford, 
, in September. . . . Walter O. Muller, 
■ plant manager at Chevrolet-Detroit 
t Axle, is currently program manager 
evrolet's manufacturing staff. . . . Capt. 
rd L. Rodier, USN, has retired. He 
spector general at the Naval 
lunications Center in Washington, D.C. 
ward G. Tamulevich is employed by 
1 Co., Worcester. 



t E. Kimball is with Kaiser Aluminum 
mical Corp., Portsmouth, R.I. 


rick C. Gilbert works for the 
:ment of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md. 
illiam E. Meadowcroft serves as vice 
3nt at Boam Company in Livonia, Mich. 
injamin D. Richter, Jr., vice president 
Warren Brothers Co., a division of 
id Oil, Inc., was transferred from 
id, Ky., to Cambridge, Mass. in August, 
rmerly with Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co., 
rd A. Seagrave is now general 
er of operations at J.I. Case Co., 
, Wis. He writes that he is enjoying 
lallenges in the construction 
lent industry. His son is in medical 
at the University of Texas; a son and 
:er are at the University of Illinois; one 
:er is married and two are at home. . . . 
2 A. Shafer, Jr. works for the Bostitch 
n of Textron, Inc. in East Greenwich, 


s J. Bigda is a building projects 

er at Codata Corp. in Larchmont, N.Y. 

wrence B. Borst is with Aramco 

?s Co. in Houston, Texas. . . . Hans E. 

I teaches industrial arts at New 

d (Mass.) High School. . . . Robert A. 

e has been appointed divisional vice 

jnt of operations and research for the 

ve Materials Division of Norton, Co., 

ster. Since joining the firm in 1949 he 

en a senior research engineer in the 

'e division; chief of the department's 

z bond unit; assistant director of 

;h and development for the abrasives 

n and director of research and furnace 

An inventor named in five Norton 
s, his efforts led to key innovations in 
/e materials including Norton's 
;tary zirconia abrasive grain used in the 
iny's line of NorZon bonded and coated 
/es. . . . Bernard C. Walsh serves as a 

engineer with Acme Cotton Products 
ic, East Killingly, Conn. 

Helge V. Nordstrom works as a 
manufacturers' representative for Charles 
Drayton Co., Southboro, Mass. ... A. 
Kenneth Stewart is president of Teledyne 
Pines in Aurora, Illinois. 

John W. Peirce, manager of price policy 
and marketing information at Foxboro Co., 
has served the town of Sherborn, Mass., as a 
member of the advisory committee and as a 
selectman. . . . Genoa, the oldest town in 
Nevada (population 135) is the home of 
Richard C. Pieper, senior vice president and 
general manager of Bently Nevada 
Corporation, worldwide suppliers of 
machinery protection instruments. The town 
sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada 
mountains and offers unlimited recreational 
opportunities. The Piepers are planning to 
build a new home there. ... Dr. Hugo S. 
Radt serves part time as an adjunct associate 
professor in the department of engineering 
science at the State University of New York 
at Buffalo. He is a principal engineer at the 
Calspan Corp. . . . Les Reynolds, product 
manager for the textile chemicals section at 
American Cyanamid, has served as a founder 
and first president of the nation's leading 
corporate planning group, the North 
American Society for Corporate Planning. 
"With 1400 members, it's going strong," he 
says. He and his family are active in church 
and community work in Basking Ridge, N.J. 

This fall Edward P. Saling, Jr., heads for 
Montreal along with other members of the 
Manchester (Conn.) Barbershop Chorus to 
compete in the district competition. When 
not enjoying barbershop singing, he works as 
an assistant project engineer in the 
engineering department at Pratt & Whitney 
Aircraft in East Hartford, Conn. . . . Elaine, 
the daughter of Eli S. Sanderson, graduated 
with a BSCE from WPI this year. Another 
daughter, Marilyn, is also a WPI student. 
Sanderson continues his 25-year association 
with Norton Co. where he was recently 
advanced to manager of planning and control 
for engineering and construction services. 
. . . Summer found Robert F. Shannon 
cruising aboard his 34-foot Tartan sloop in 
Nantucket waters. In the winter months he 
has been involved with the Eastern 
Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, which he 
served as president from 1963 to 1970. 
Professionally, he is senior research engineer 
for Pfizer Central Research. His principal 
patent covers the crystalline sorbitol process 
which is now being used by Pfizer on a 
commercial scale. . . . Horology is the hobby 
of Robert E. Smith who is a charter 
member of the American Watchmakers 
Institute. A senior project engineer with the 
Cambridge (Mass.) Thermionic Corp., he is 
also a member of ASME; ASM; the National 
Society of Professional Engineers; Numerical 
Control Society; and the Electronic 
Connector Study Group. He is a certified 
engineer in the field of product design and a 
registered professional engineer in 

Robert F. Stewart, former president of 
Consumer Operations for Rockwell 
International Corporation, has been elected to 
the newly created post of senior vice 
president of strategic planning at United 
Technologies Corporation, East Hartford, 
Conn. He joined Rockwell in 1971 as 
president of the industrial products group and 
was elected a corporate vice president in 
1972. In 1974 he was elected president of 
Consumer Operations (Admiral, power tool 
division). Previously he was a corporate vice 
president of Litton Industries, Inc. 
. . . Currently Henry Styskal, Jr., is 
president of Teledyne TAC, a company 
engaged in the manufacture and sale, 
worldwide, of high speed production 
equipment for the electronics and 
semiconductor industries. He serves as a 
senior member of the board of directors of 
the Additive Technology Corp. . . . Edward 
J. Sydor, general manager of National 
Friction Prod. Corp., Logansport, Indiana, 
belongs to several technical, professional and 
civic groups, with most of his leisure time 
hobbies being centered in the home. Son 
Doug graduated from Michigan 
Technological University and Neil from 
Purdue. . . . Besides being involved in the 
design and development of many Univac 
(Sperry Rand Corp.) systems, John R. 
Taylor has found time to pursue his hobbies. 
He enjoys amateur radio, camping, boating, 
and watching sports. He is a former president 
of his local civic association; Boy Scout 
committeeman; and a member of IEEE and 
the Computer Group. . . . Donald W. 
Thompson's sons are all WPI students: Eric, 
'77; Roy, '78; and Craig, '79. He coaches the 
Babe Ruth team in Shrewsbury, Mass. and is 
building a summer camp. . . . Joseph R. 
Toegemann is still product development 
chemist at Uniroyal Inc., Providence, R.I. He 
has two sons in college and a daughter who 
is a high school junior. He is working for his 
MBA at Bryant College in Smtihfield. . . . Not 
only is Russell Waldo president of Russell 
Waldo and Assoc, he is also a partner in 
Lombardi and Waldo, Architects, Engineers, 
and Land Planners, his professional practice 
covering New York and New England. He is a 
corporator of the Guilford (Conn.) Savings 
Bank and a commercial fisherman. He has 
two daughters in college and a son, 
Jonathan, at WPI. . . . Trombone playing is 
still an important part of Jeremy Welts' life 
and he is associated with the Concord 
(Mass.) band and orchestra. He manages the 
Middlesex Brass Quintet, a group which he 
founded eleven years ago. He is with Big 
Band, Inc., Medford, and has played for over 
25 musical productions in the area during the 
last ten years. He is also interested in color 
photography and did the cover the for the 
Feb. 1974 issue of The Instrumentalist. He is 
employed by the corporate research division 
of Raytheon in Waltham. 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 51 


Robert W. Baldwin is employed as a project 
manager at Heat Research Corp. in New York 
City. . . . Previously a sales engineer at 
Nichols Engineering, Inc., Shelton, Conn., 
William E. Mansfield presently serves as 
vice president. . . . John B. Seguin holds the 
position of district sales supervisor for Norton 
Co. in High Point, N.C. 


Robert L. Cushman is manager of sales 
engineering at Sol-R-Tech, Inc., Hartford, 
Vermont. . . . W. Dieter Hauser holds the 
post of director of international technical 
marketing services at Airco Electronics in 
Bradford, Pa. . . . NALREP, the monthly 
report of the Fermi National Laboratory, 
recently featured an account of the Single 
Arm Spectrometer System, which was 
devised, in part, by Dr. Robert E. Lanou, 
Jr., a professor at Brown University, 
Providence, R.I. . . . Donald R. Quimby 
continues with Union Carbide and is now 
with Union Carbide Philippines, Inc., Makati, 
Rizal, Philippines. 


Dr. Willard D. Bascom is presently head of 
the adhesion section in the chemistry division 
at Naval Research Lab in Washington, 
DC. Arthur L. Danforth works as 
laboratory manager at Mass. Materials 
Research, Inc., West Boylston, Mass. . . . 
Formerly with Evans Products Co., Edward 
Goodhue is now with Goodhue Warehouse 
in Middleboro, Mass. 


David A. Bisson holds the positions of vice 
president of sales and chairman at Trend 
Graphics in Mt. View, Calif. . . . David F. 
Gilbert serves as assistant works manager at 
DuPont in Deepwater, N.J. . Roy E. 
Hayward, Jr., is a commission exhibit 
coordinator at Astra Pharmaceutical 
Products, Inc., Worcester. . George Idlis 
works for Inline Technology in Fall River, 
Mass. Previously with GE in Syracuse, 
NY., Laurence I. Sanborn presently works 
in the microelectronics department at Hi-G 
Co., Inc., Windsor Locks, Conn. 


Born to Mr and Mrs Robert J. Schultz, 
their fourth child, a daughter, Mary Jo, on 
September 12. 1975. Prof. Schultz teaches 
civil engineering at Oregon State University in 

Dean M Carlson has been appointed vice 
lem m charge of real estate operations 
for thf! Price Organization, Inc., of Severna 
P.irk. Md Two years ago he retired from the 
US Army with the rank of lieutenant 
■ • ■■ I m the Corps of 
Engineer., ,,rul the Military Intelligence 

• ment he has become 
I has been active as a 

52 WP/ Journal 

salesman and instructor with one of the 
largest brokers in Maryland. He is past 
president of the Frankfurt (Germany) Chapter 
of the Reserve Officers Association. 

J. Hamilton Givan serves as sales 
representative at Piper Associates, Inc., 
Needham, Mass. . . Daniel A. Grant, Jr. is 
with Chas. T. Main, Inc., Boston. . . . 
Presently Richard C. Lindstrom holds the 
post of chief inspector at Pratt Er Whitney 
Aircraft, Middletown, Conn. . . . Thomas F. 
Mahar, Jr. continues with IBM and is now 
located in Manassas, Va. . . . Charles F. 
McDonough is manager of licensing projects 
and international chemicals (RErD) at 
American Cyanamid Co., Wayne, N.J. . . . 
Robert C. Stemple has been appointed 
director of engineering for the Chevrolet 
Motor Division in Detroit. Since October of 
1974 he has served as chief engineer for 
engines and components for Chevrolet 
Engineering. He joined GM's Oldsmobile 
Division in 1958. In 1973 he was named as a 
special assistant to the president of GM. A 
member of the Society of Automotive 
Engineers and American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers, he also holds an MBA 
from Michigan State University. 



After 17 years with MIT's Lincoln Lab. in 
Lexington, Mass., John H. Atchison, Jr. 
has moved to Florida where he is senior 
principal engineer at Electronic 
Communications, Inc., in St. Petersburg. He 
has responsibilities in military digital 
communications systems design. . . . Richard 
G. Bedard, director of instructional media for 
the Worcester public schools, has been 
elected president of the Massachusetts 
Association for Educational Communications 
and Technology (MAECT). He was also 
selected by MAECT to serve as a delegate to 
the 1975 Lake Okoboji Educational Media 
Leadership Conference at the Iowa Lakeside 
University Laboratory. Currently he is enrolled 
in a doctoral program at the University of 
Connecticut. . . . James A. Cheney has 
joined the Linde division at Union Carbide 
Corp. in Union, N.J. . . . Andrew S. 
Crawford, Jr. now serves as process control 
manager at Uniroyal in Mishawaka, Indiana. 
Edward M. Dennett, Jr. continues with 
the Oliva Division of Sangamo Electric, 
Atlanta, Ga., where he is presently sales and 
marketing manager. . . . Charles I. Friedman 
is with GTE Automatic Electric Labs in 
Northlake, III. . . . John M. Hoban has joined 
Applicon, Inc., Nanuet, N.Y. He was with 
Honeywell. ... No longer with GE, Richard 
J. Quinn is currently a senior engineer for 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh, 
Pa. . James F. Richards holds the post of 
general manager at Wire Lab. Co. in 
Richfield, Ohio. ... Dr. William A. Saxton is 
president at Datacomm User, Inc., a 
subsidiary of Computerworld, Inc., 
Newtonville, Mass. ... Dr. Alexander 
Vranos is a consulting scientist with the 
United Technologies Research Center in East 
Hartford, Conn. 

Normand L. Bedard works as assistant 
program manager for the U.S.A.F., Elect 
Systems Devel., Hanscom Field, Bedford 
Mass. ... Dr. Joseph E. Boggio has be 
promoted to the rank of full professor of 
chemistry at Fairfield (Conn.) University. 
1964 he began as an instructor at Fairfieli 
and was subsequently elevated to assista 
then associate professor. . . . Bernard M 
Campbell, Jr., serves as a project engim 
at Ionics, Inc., in Watertown, Mass. . . . / 
the present time Arthur J. Hesford is a 
with Delta Airlines in Boston. . . . Willian 
Wesolowski, a development engineer fa 
Sprague Electric Co., has been transfers 
from Adams, Mass. to Worcester where I 
will head a new department to accommo) 
the transfer of a product line from North 
Adams. He had been serving on the Adar 
Board of Appeals. 


Robert A. Bleau is with TRW in 
Colorado. ... Dr. Richard J. Bouchard 

currently manages a corporate advanced 
development group at Sanders Associates 
Nashua, New Hampshire, where he has be 
employed for 15 years. 

Dr. Joseph D. Bronzino has been 
promoted to a full professor of engineerin( 
Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Prior to 
joining the faculty in 1968, he had been 
assistant professor of electrical engineerinc 
the University of New Hampshire. He is 
director of a joint biomedical engineering 
program between Trinity and RPI's Hartfor 
Graduate Center. He is also a clinical 
associate in the department of surgery at I 
University of Connecticut Health Center,* 
a member of the cooperating staff of the 
Worcester Foundation for Experimental 
Biology in Shrewsbury, Mass. . . . Donald 
Carignan serves as president of Westfield 
(Mass.) Instruments Corporation. He is a: 
registered professional engineer. . . . Lee I 
Courtemanche is manager of market 
development at Sundstrand Fluid Handlinc 
Division in Denver, Colorado. 

David G. Daubney works at St. Regis 
Paper Co. in Attleboro, Mass. . . . Richard 
Dehais has received his MSEE from the 
University of Vermont. . . . Donald C. Gov 
is chief engineer at Amkey, Inc., in Andow 
Mass. . . Bob Hoag has assumed the 
position of director of purchasing at the 
Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I. Previoi. 
he was with Texas Instruments, Inc., in 
Attleboro, Mass. He and his wife, Mary, liv 
in Attleboro with their children, Michael, 6 
and Erinn, 7 months. ... Dr. Glen H. 
Smerage was a visiting faculty participani 
Oak Ridge National Lab. (Tenn.) last 
summer. . . . Charles T. Smith, Jr. is 
department manager of computer design fc 
Raytheon Co. in Sudbury, Mass. . . . John 
Wheeler works at TO Richardson Co. in 
Concord, Mass. 

At Du Font 1 work closely 
nth control agencies 
o protect the environment.'' 

—Sam Severance 

Sam Severance is a BSChE from Georgia Tech. 
s years ago he joined Du Pont fresh out of school as 
\rea Engineer. Now he's a Technical Supervisor in 
Newark, N.J., Pigments Plant. 

Sam and the people he supervises spend a full 30 
cent of their time working on environmental control, 
i in the plant and on effluent discharge systems 
side the plant. As a result of this type of commitment, 
Pont has one of the best safety, health and 
ironmental records in the industry. 

This is typical of the kind of commitment Du Pont 
its employees are making to improve the world we 
in. And, Sam's story is typical of the progress a 
Pont engineer, regardless of his or her degree, can 
<e for himself, the Company and society. 

So, if you'd like to work for a company that will 
nit you to make as big a contribution as you wish, do 
it Sam did. Talk with your Du Pont Personnel 
resentative when he visits your campus. Or, write 
ct to Du Pont Company, Room 24764, Wilmington, 
aware 19898. 

)u Pont . . . there's a world of things 
can do something about. 

"EG. u. & PAT OFF 

qual Opportunity Employer, M/F 


Formerly director of international staff 
activities for Xerox Corporation, Stamford, 
Conn., Paul A. Allaire is now chief staff 
officer of Rank Xerox Limited in London, 
England. . . . Stephen C. Arthur owns and 
operates Arthur Electric Co., Coventry, 
R.I. . . . LCDR Kevin J. Burke recently 
graduated from the U.S. Naval War College 
and is currently assigned as the executive 
officer of the frigate "USS Badger", with 
home port being Pearl Harbor. Since joining 
the Navy in 1962 he has spent about half of 
his time on sea duty with destroyers and half 
in graduate school, the Pentagon, and the 
Naval War College. . . . Ronald A. Carlson 
works at A-C Mfg. Inc., in Shrewsbury, 
Mass. . . . Russell A. Fransen is project 
manager at Warren & Van Praag, Inc., 
Decatur, III., where he is responsible for all 
street, highway, drainage, and site 

Stephen J. Hewick has joined Amman & 
Whitney of New York City. A bridge 
engineer, his current address is Dacca, 
Bangladesh. . . . Arthur J. LoVetere has 
been appointed corporate vice president of 
marketing at MacDermid Incorporated in 
Waterbury, Conn. He will direct sales, 
product management, sales promotion, and 
advertising. With the firm since 1957, he 
served as technical sales representative, 
regional sales manager, and marketing 
manager. He is a trustee of the Metal 
Finishing Suppliers Association. 

Robert J. Mercer serves as vice president 
of W. R. Grace Properties, Inc., 
Philadelphia. . . . Richard S. Meyer holds 
the post of manufacturing engineer at 
National Grinding Wheel in North 
Tonawanda, N. Y. . . . Harry F. Ray is 
regional sales manager in the rubber 
chemicals division of Monsanto Co., Akron, 
Ohio. . . . Presently Stephen Rybczyk serves 
as engineering manager at Pacific Telephone 
in San Jose, Calif. . . . Bruce E. Schoppe is 
the plant manager at Monsanto's Santa Clara 
(Calif.) plant. . . . Walter B. Suski, Jr. now 
works as government communications 
supervisor for AT&T in New York City. 


Henry P. Allessio serves as principal at 
William E. Hill & Co., Inc., in New York 
City Seth Arakelian works at Riley 

Stoker Corp., Worcester. . . . Currently 
George Brodeur teaches mechanical 
drawing, power mechanics, and general 
metal shop at Hopkinton (Mass.) High 
School. He also serves as coordinator of the 
work study program and as assistant coach 
of the varsity football team. He is president 
of the Kiwanis Club, was a member of the 
town planning board, and president of the 
Hopkinton Teachers' Association. The 
Brodeurs. who have seven children of their 
own, recently took a deaf child into their 
home as a foster son Nicholas A. 

Caputo works for the Worcester Housing 
Authority Ronald J Dellaripa has been 

employed by Bank Building Corp., 
Bloomfield, Conn. 

Richard H. Federico is with Stone & 
Webster, Boston. . . . Wayne F. Galusha has 
joined Vector General, Inc., Baltimore, 
Md. . . . Walter H. Johnson is employed by 
the power system division of United 
Technologies in South Windsor, Conn. . . . 
Stephen W. Klein serves as a scientist with 
Science Applications, Inc., La Jolla, Calif. . . . 
Peter F. Kuniholm is now a project engineer 
at Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., White Plains, N.Y. . . . 
Phil O'Reilly has been living the past three 
years in Surrey, England on assignment with 
Air Products, Ltd. He serves as European 
corporate planning manager for the firm. He, 
his wife, and four children enjoy the 
experience of living in a foreign country and 
occasionally take trips to the Continent. . . . 
Associated for many years with Picatinny 
Arsenal, Wayne L. Taylor presently is with 
the munitions and general equipment section 
at Yuma (Ariz.) Proving Ground. 



Walter B. Ambler has joined Dana 
Industries in Attleboro, Mass. . . . Terry 
Furhovden is manager of hybrid integrated 
circuits at GE in Syracuse, N. Y. . . . Wilfred 
G. Harvey, Jr. holds the post of production 
control manager at Compugraphic Corp., 
Wilmington, Mass. . . . George E. Loomis 
works as project manager at Gilbane Building 
Co. in Providence, R. I. . . . The Rev. 
Andrew D. Terwilleger is an agent for 
Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co., Hartford, 
Conn. ... Dr. John K. Tien, associate 
professor at Columbia University's Krumb 
School of Mines, has been awarded the 
Bradley Stoughton Young Teacher Award for 
1975. The award is presented to teachers in 
the field of metallurgy and materials sciences 
who have demonstrated a knowledge of both 
metallurgy and engineering education and a 
promise for outstanding future growth in 
both fields. 


Gary Adams serves as an assistant professor 
at Thames Valley State Technical College in 
Norwich, Conn. . . . Edward H. Coughlan is 
with Polaroid, R&D, in Cambridge, Mass. 
Edward P. Gosling III, continues at 
Newport (R. I.) Electric Corp., where he is 
currently assistant line superintendent. . . . 
Leslie J. Hart is with GTE Laboratories, Inc., 
in Waltham, Mass. . . . Prof. Joseph R. 
Mancuso of WPI's management engineering 
department has completed requirements for 
his doctorate in educational administration at 
BU and will receive his degree at 
commencement in January. . . . James A. 
Parker, Jr. is manager of product 
development at Collier- Keyworth Co., 
Gardner, Mass. . . . Joseph R. Santosuosso 
works as assistant project manager at Ebasco 
Services, Inc., New York City. . . . Henry P. 
Torcellini is presently with Everett 0. 
Gardner & Assoc, in Tolland, Conn. 

Peter Baker is with Metro Business As: 
in Vienna, Va. . . . Thaddeus Betts serv 
chief sanitary engineer at Southern Vern 
Engineering, Inc. in Brattleboro. . . . Will 
E. Chase, Jr., SIM, has been appointed 
general manager of U.S. Steel's Electric 
Cable Division in Worcester. He will be 
responsible for coordinating production ; 
sales of electrical cable products. After 
joining the company in 1935, he was 
advanced to assistant foreman in 1939 a 
was named plant manager in 1971. . . . F 
Fenner is now industrial market manage 
Systems Engineering Labs in Dallas, 
Texas. . . . Donald Ghiz directs the 
purchasing department at Continental Oi 
Houston, Texas. . . . Edward R. Menco 
with Associated Testing Laboratories, Int 
Burlington, Mass. 

Previously with Craftsman Products, 
Worcester, Albert J. Metrik currently si 
as an electrical systems engineer at Gent 
Electric in Erie, Pa. . . . Robert W. Palrrv 
recently received an official commendatic 
from the Navy for his "sustained superioi 
performance" as an electronics engineer 
the Naval Ordnance Laboratory at White 
Oaks, Md. A civilian employee, he has tal 
numerous advanced courses at MIT and. 
Johns Hopkins Science Institute in Laure 
Md. He received his MS in electronics 
engineering from Michigan State. ... Ha 
E. Monde, Jr. is engineering superintenc 
at Wisconsin Electric Power, Oak Creek,' 
He and his wife, Susan, have a daughter, 
Kristi. ... Dr. Eugene E. Niemi, Jr. has 
entered the Michigan State University Co 
of Osteopathic Medicine. . . . Michael P. 
Penti serves as a project manager for NP 
Construction Co., Craig, Colo. . . . Thomi 
W. Spargo is with Jamesbury Corp. in 


Continuing with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, 
East Hartford, Conn., Michael J. Cavan 
is presently serving as a product support 
engineer. . . . Lee A. Chouinard works as 
sales engineer at Amoco Chemicals Corp. 
Madison, N. J. . . . Charles J. DeSimone 
Jr. holds the post of assistant vice presidf 
at the Society for Savings in Hartford, 
Conn. . . . James F. Fee is with Cyborg 
Corp. in Brighton, Mass. . . . Leonard G. 
Feldman serves as quality control managi 
at W. R. Grace & Co. in Cambridge, 
Mass. . . . Currently Robert E. Hawes, Ji 
employed by the Gillette Company's safet 
razor division in Boston. 

Dr. Donald L. Kerr is a research assoo 
at Kodak in Rochester, N. Y. . . . William 
Nickerson, an R&D engineer at 
Aeronutronics-Ford, is located in Palo Altc 
Calif. . . . Edward A. Obermeyer, who hi 
been with Kendall Co. for many years, isr 
division manager of quality control for the 
firm in Charlotte, N. C. . . . Stephen N. 
Rudnick holds the position of research 
associate in the department of environmer 
health sciences at Harvard University. . . • 

54 . cember 1971 WPI Journal 

An invitation to undergraduate 
and graduate engineering and 
technology students to submit 
papers representing work on design, 
engineering or fabricating problems 
in which welding has contributed 
to the solution. Individuals or 
groups may participate. Course 
reports may be submitted. Awards 
will also be made to schools. 





ASK FOR 1975-76 


Box 17035 • Cleveland, Ohio 441 17 

$15,300 in 34 Student Awards - 
_ ranging from $1250 to $250 
$8,500 in 34 School Awards - 
each $250. 

The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation also sponsors an 
annual $50,000 Award Program for professional engineers, 
designers, architects and welding fabricators. Awards are 
made in two divisions, structures and manufactured products, 
for entries describing achievement in cost reduction and 
material conservation through the use of arc welding. 

•Abstracts of professional award 

papers publishd in The Lincoln 

Foundation Reviews 

•Engineering Students Rules Brochure 

•$50,000 Award Program Rules 


•Information on Foundation 


Design of Welded Structures 
Modern Welded Structures 
Design of Weldments 
Design Ideas for Weldments 

Dedicated To The Advancement Of Arc Welding Through Publications And Awards Programs for High 
School, Post-High School, College, Engineering, And Industry. 


1974-75 Student Engineering Competition - First Awards 



Lawrence, Jr. 


"Self-propelled Lifting 
Device Adapted to 
Mechnical Tree Pruning" 


Irving J. Zatz G. Robert Morris 

John S. Kubota *William McGuire 

Cornell University 
"Final Design for A Cayuga Lake 
Inlet Bridge and Ithaca Bypass 




Christopher J. 

*Egor P. 

University of 




"The Short Transverse 
Fatigue Properties of 
Structural Steel" 


*David A. Summers *Terry F. Lehorhoff 
University of Missouri 

"Excavation of Coal Using A High 
Pressure Water Jet System" 

'enotes Faculty 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 55 

Charles R. Seaver now works as an 
assistant technical divisional superintendent 
at DuPont's Polymer Intermediates 
Department plant at Victoria, Texas. The 
Seavers have a one-year-old daughter, 
Melissa Ann, and a four-year-old son, Charles 
Allen. . . . Ronald W. Wood is a project 
engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of 
Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss. 



William Baker is a process engineer at 
Raychem Corp. in Menlo Park, Calif. . . . 
Philip S. Blackman owns and operates 
Blackman and Associates which deals with 
engineering and management, network 
analysis, and quality control. Located in 
Honolulu, Hawaii, he is also a captain and 
headquarters company commander in the 
U. S. Army Reserve. . . . Paul M. Castle 
holds the position of manager of shipping 
and material handling for Miller Brewing Co. 
in Fort Worth, Texas .... Dr. Ronald D. 
Finn is the technical director of 
radiochemistry and radiopharmacy at Mount 
Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He is 
also assistant research professor of radiology 
at the University of Miami School of 

Lt. Charles P. Jaworski (USN), who 
recently received his doctor of dental surgery 
from Case Western Reserve, is now stationed 
at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital Regional 
Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. . . . David 
Jorczak currently works at the James 
Hunter Machine Company, North Adams, 
Mass., where he is a project engineer dealing 
with textile machines for nonwoven textile 
products. . . . James E. Loomis serves as 
assistant superintendent at Stone & Webster, 
Boston. . . . Capt. Jan W. Moren is 
presently stationed at Fort Monmouth in New 
Jersey. . . . Russell W. Morey holds the 
position of manager of material analysis at 
Honeywell Information Systems' field 
engineering division in Needham, Mass. 

Charles Pike is a river resource specialist 
for the California department of water 
resources in Sacramento . . . William J. 
Remillong serves as chief chemist at 
American Cyanamid Co., Palmyra, Mo. . . . 
Jay A Segal, who recently received his 
Juris Doctor from St. Johns University 
School of Law through evening study, joined 
the New York City law firm of Rosenman, 
Colin, Kaye, Petscheck, Freund, and Emil in 
September. Since graduation he has been 
employed at Hazeltine Corporation in 
Greenlawn, N. Y. Jay and his wife, Norma, 
reside in Brooklyn. . . . Capt. John A. 
Stockhaus has been assigned to Camp 
Grayling in Michigan, where he holds a 
permanent position with the government. . . . 
Gerard A Toupin now serves as 
manufacturing manager of the new 
Tornngton Co. plant in Cairo, Ga. . . . 
Continuing with Allied Chemical Corp., 
Robert C Zahnke presently holds the post 
of process specialist at Allied Chemical Corp. 
and is located in North Claymont, Delaware. 

Married: Frank D. Manter and Miss Lynda 
C. Prairie on July 19, 1975 in Swanton, 
Vermont. The bride is a graduate of Montreal 
General School of Nursing and is a registered 
nurse. The bridegroom, an electrical engineer, 
is studying for his master's degree. 

George E. C. Batten holds the post of 
executive director of West Essex Nursing 
Service in West Caldwell, N. J. . . . Edward 
J. Botwick has opened a law office in New 
Haven, Conn. He received his Juris Doctor 
degree from the University of Connecticut 
School of Law. Previously he was an 
associate with the law firm of King, DuBeau 
and Ryan. . . . Last June J. Roger 
Daugherty completed his MBA requirements 
at UCLA. He is now starting his own 
management and systems consulting firm in 
Washington, D. C. . . . Ronald S. Gosk 
works for MFE Corp. in Salem, N. H. . . . 
Allen J. Ikalainen serves as a sanitary 
engineer with the EPA in Boston. 

William C. Kunkler, SIM, was recently 
named vice president of corporate 
development at Wyman-Gordon Co., 
Worcester. Since 1958 he has served the 
company as a research and development 
planner, planning manager for the eastern 
division, and director of corporate planning 
and acquisitions. . . . Bharat C. Mehta was 
awarded his MBA at Pennsylvania State 
University last spring. Currently he is chief of 
the program planning and evaluation section 
of the Pennsylvania Department of 
Environmental Resources in Harrisburg. . . . 
Kenneth H. Rex, who was recently awarded 
a PhD in astronomy from RPI, is presently an 
instructor in the physics department at the 
State University of New York in Brockport. 
. . . Robert Shen is a project leader for 
National Cash Register in Ithaca, N. Y. . . . 
Elliot F. Whipple, who received his MBA 
from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton 
School of Finance, is a senior product 
specialist with Texas Instruments in 
Attleboro, Mass. 


Married: Gregory H. Sovas and Miss Carol 
Anne Furey in Haverhill, Massachusetts on 
July 12, 1975. The bride attended Hudson 
Valley Community College. Both she and her 
husband are employed by New York State 
Department of Environmental Conservation. 

Joseph S. Adamik, Jr. is a product 
engineer in the marketing department of 
Infilco Degremont, Inc., Richmond, Va. . . . 
Dr. Francis L. Addessio is a member of the 
technical staff at Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, 
Calif. . . . Robert A. Balouskus has joined 
the consulting department of W. R. Grace &■ 
Co. in Columbia, Md. . . . Formerly a teacher 
at Thayer Academy, where he was also head 
coach of basketball and soccer, Kenneth R. 
Blaisdell is now a science and math teacher 
at the American Community School in Beirut, 
Lebanon. . . Joseph A. Borbone is chief 
engineer at Boston Digital Corp. in Holliston, 

Robert L. Bradley currently serves as a 
project engineer at 0/2 Gedney in Terryville, 
Conn. . . . John L. Clune works as senior 
engineer at Mobil Research & Development 

Corp. in Princeton, N. J. . . . Ronald G. 
Cummings has a law practice in Allstonj 
Mass. . . . Lt. Peter S. Heins has been 
transferred by the Coast Guard from Miai 
to Elizabeth City, N. C. He is now flying tl 
Lockheed "Hercules" HC-130 on long ran. 
search and rescue, logistics, and the 
International Ice Patrol. . . . William J. 
Krikorian was recently qualified as a 
professional engineer and civil engineer b\ 
the Massachusetts Board of Registration! 
Professional Engineers. He is a senior civj 
engineer for the state Bureau of Building! 
Construction. . . . Richard Kung works \ 
GTE Sylvania in Needham, Mass. 

David F. Moore teaches at LaSalle Ji| 
College in Auburndale, Mass. ... Dr. 
Michael Paige has been appointed the 
associate director of the Software 
Technology Division of Science Applicatfc 
Inc. in San Francisco. He has gained natfo 
recognition as a spokesman for software 
engineering, a new discipline which is 
concerned with formalizing the improving 
development of reliable computer softwaji 
systems. . . . Currently William D. Poulii 
a senior marketing engineer at Pratt & j 
Whitney Aircraft in West Palm Beach, Fi 
. . . Stephen M. Pytka is a graduate stilt 
at Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College 
Hanover, N. H. . . . Kenneth W. Robert; 
holds the post of systems associate at Mc 
Oil Corp., New York City. 

Continuing with the Environmental 
Protection Agency in Washington, D. C.J 
Jack S. Siegel is now chief of the region 
programs section for the office of 
enforcement. . . . David J. Weinberg ha 
received his MS in biomedical engineer™ 
and is working as a biomedical engineer It 
the Triservice Medical Information Servioj 
the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 
Washington, D. C. He is also a biomedical 
engineering consultant for Medical 
Technology Resources, Inc., Alexandria, V, 
. . . David C. Williamson serves as a staf 
engineer for the SWL Division of General 
Research Corporation, Herndon, Va. . . . 
Robert D. Woog continues with AT&T L 
Lines and is presently a methods engineer 
Somerset, N. J. 


Married: Charles T. Doe and Miss Sally J 
Roberts in Worcester on July 12, 1975. W 
Doe attended North Adams (Mass.) State 
College and graduated from Worcester Su 
Her husband works for State Mutual Life 
Assurance Co. . . . Peter T. Grosch and 
Miss Helen E. Dorset on July 19, 1975 in 
Rome, Georgia. The bride graduated from 
Auburn University and is employed as an 
elementary school teacher. The groom is J 
machine products manager at Soabar Co, 
Philadelphia. At his graduation from Emon 
University in June, when he received his 
MBA, he was given the George Mew 
Management Award for his outstanding 
scholarship in the area of management. I 
Robert A. Spicuzza to Miss Diane B. 
Grudzien on September 20, 1975 in Prospe 
Connecticut. Mrs. Spicuzza graduated fror 
UConn and is a medical technologist at 
Putnam Hospital. The bridegroom is doing 
doctoral work in physics at the University' 


l/l/P/ Innrnnl 

I am Kodak's Director of Business and Technical Personnel 

If you would like to work for Kodak, write and 
tell me about yourself. First, though, let me 
tell you about us. 

We make photo materials and image- 
handling equipment in Rochester, N.Y. and 
Windsor, Colo. In Kingsport, Tenn., Longview, 
Tex., and Columbia, S.C., we make industrial 
chemicals, fibers, and plastics. 

Most of the people who make our business 
decisions thought they were being hired for 
technical work. 

Those who resist the drift (or the draft) into 
business matters obviously burn with desire to 
keep doing technical work. Only that type 
ought to make a life career of technical work. 

We are impressed by an engineering degree 
because engineering courses are tough. If you 
acquire an engineering degree despite having 
had to keep your mind on other pressing 
matters at the same time, you look all the 
better to us. 

You also look a little better to us if you do it 

in one engineering discipline like chemical, 
mechanical, electrical, etc. The interdisciplinary 
stuff you learn after you get here. Yet most of 
our engineering is in fact interdisciplinary. 

Whether you come as a chemical, mechanical, 
or electrical engineer, what's important is 
evidence that you know how to dig down deep 
enough into fundamentals to understand a 

Good grades in college provide that evidence. 
Deeper understanding is the academic goal. 

But Kodak is a business, not an academic 
institution. Understanding the problem is 
necessary but not sufficient. To do something 
effective about it takes drive, fortitude, 
persistence, thoroughness. It takes ability to 
juggle a lot of things at the same time. Grades 
are only part of the evidence of the strength 
needed on both the business and technical sides. 

If you are confident you have that evidence 
and are still interested in us, please so inform 
me, Ed Butenhof, Kodak, Rochester, N.Y. 14650. 

An equal-opportunity employer f/m 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 57 

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Stahl a 
son, Nathan Alan, on April 1, 1975. Nathan 
has an older brother, Jamie, 3'/2. Joe 
received his MBA in June from American 
International College. Recently he was 
promoted to engineering manager at J. P. 
Steaven, moulded product division, 
Easthampton, Mass. 

George Banks has been named a 
mathematics teacher at Pawcatuck (R. I.) 
Junior High School, where he will also serve 
as assistant soccer coach .... Anthony 
Bergantino, Jr., formerly with the U. S. 
Army, is presently working at Polaroid Corp. 
in Waltham, Mass. . . . Anthony J. Crispino 
is a staff scientist at Science Applications in 
Oakland, Calif. . . . John F. Doda works as a 
staff engineer at Klockner-Moeller Corp. in 
Natick, Mass. . . . Donald B. Esson has been 
employed by Pratt £r Whitney in East 
Hartford, Conn. . . . Currently Alfred G. 
Freeberg is with the U. S. Air Force at Offutt 
AFB in Nebraska. . . . Continuing with Pratt 
& Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, Conn., 
Michael Gan now serves as senior design 
engineer. . . . Thomas C. Gurney is at 
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 
South Hamilton, Mass. He and his wife. 
Sherry, reside in Beverly. 

Richard H. Gurske presently holds the 
position of environmental engineer at VTN 
Colorado, Inc., in Denver. The Gurskes have 
two daughters, Diana, 4, and Rachel, 2. . . . 
Formerly a senior design engineer for 
National Steel Corp., Charles D. Hardy, Jr. 
now serves as a nuclear project engineer at 
General Dynamics in Quincy, Mass. . . . 
David G. Healey was recently promoted to 
assistant chief engineer at Tighe and Bond in 
Holyoke, Mass. He has been project engineer 
for the Chicopee and Holyoke Water 
Pollution Control Projects. He joined the firm 
after receiving his MS in sanitary engineering 
from the University of Maine in 1970. . . . 
Dr Steven A. Hunter, a graduate teaching 
assistant and instructor at WPI since 1969, 
has been appointed as assistant professor of 
engineering and science. For three years he 
was a National Science Foundation trainee. 
In June he received his PhD from WPI. 

Andrew J. Heman serves as a process 
design engineer at Union Carbide in 
Tarrytown, NY. Gregory T. Hopkins is 

on the technical staff at Mitre Corporation in 
Bedford, Mass. He is also on the board of 
directors of Regent Engineering, Wilmington, 
Del. David H Johnson holds the post 

of network manager at New England 
Telephone & Telegraph Co. in Cambridge, 
Mass Dr Robert P. Kusy is assistant 

professor of oral biology in the Department 
of Orthodontis at the University of North 
Carolina in Chapel Hill. He received his PhD 
from Drexel Institute of Technology. . . . 
Gary L Leventhal works for the Rower 
Dental Supply Division of Healthco, Inc., 
Boston Lt. Ronald C. Lewis is with the 

U S Navy in the civil engineer corps. 

George T McCandless, Jr., who recently 
received his MA in economics from 
Georgetown University, is presently pursuing 

PhD at the University of Minnesota, 
where he also teaches principles of 
economics Gregg Pollack holds the 

■ on of vif.f; president of Eurotec 

itional. New York City He is in charge 
unci L.itin American sales. 

Eurotec is an import-export company that 
specializes in micrographic equipment. Gregg 
does extensive international traveling and is 
out of the country two or three weeks each 
month. . . . David B. Pratt works for 
Compter Design & Applications in Needham, 

Gerald H. Robbins serves as an open 
space planner for the County of Orange, 
Calif. He was married in June. Last year he 
received a master of landscape architecture 
from the University of Illinois. ... Dr. Robert 
P. Rocco is a physician in family practice in 
Hollister, Calif. . . . James V. Rossi is 
employed at Stone & Webster, Boston. . . . 
John A. Taylor serves as a senior 
development engineer at St. Regis Paper Co. 
in West Nyack, N. Y. . . . David C. ThuMn is 
with the Town of Barnstable, Mass. 


Married: Stephen P. Henrich to Miss 
Christine L. Rossetti recently in Saugus, 
Massachusetts. Mrs. Henrich graduated from 
Merrimack College and teaches in the Saugus 
public schools. The groom is manager of 
F. W. Woolworth in Allston, Mass. . . . 
William R. Naas to Miss Dana L. Booker on 
September 21, 1975 in Linthicum, Maryland. 
The bride attended Anne Arundel Community 
College and will graduate next year. She is 
employed by the Department of Defense. Her 
husband works for Sanders Associates of 
Nashua, N. H. . . . Michael P. Trotta and 
Miss Rita M. Lanigan on June 28, 1975 in 
Stoughton, Massachusetts. Mrs. Trotta 
graduated from Framingham State College 
and teaches home economics at East 
Bridgewater (Mass.) Middle School. The 
bridegroom is with Fay, Spofford and 
Thorndike, Consulting Engineers. 

Paul A. Akscyn is now an instrumentation 
engineer in the central engineering 
department of ICI United States, Inc., in 
Wilmington, Delaware. Formerly he was an 
instrumentation engineer with Crawford & 
Russell, Inc., Stamford, Conn. . . . Charles J. 
Andreson has been hired as the first full- 
time planner-engineer in Scarborough, Me. 
His duties will fall into three categories — 
code enforcement, planning-engineering, and 
the provision of technical aid to the 
supervisor of public works and public utilities 
coordinator. He will also provide aid to the 
Planning Board and be a liaison man for the 
permanent building committee and economic 
advisory committees. Previously he was a 
graduate teaching assistant at WPI and a 
planner in the Worcester city manager's 

Philip D. Bartlett works for American 
Cyanamid in Renton, Washington. . . . Peter 
J. Billington, an MBA graduate student at 
Northeastern University, Boston, is also a 
graduate assistant in the dean's office in the 
College of Business Administration. 

John T. Bok serves as a sales engineer at 
B. F. Perkins, a division of Roehlen Industries 
in Chicopee, Mass. . . . William S. Coblenz 
is a graduate student in the department of 
material science and engineering at MIT. . . . 
Raymond Danahy is a physics instructor at 
Norwich University, Northfield, Vt. . . . 

Andrew M. Donaldson, who is with Burn 
& Roe, Inc., Oradell, N. J., currently serves 
group supervisor of the power conversion 
group for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor 
plant. . . . Roger E. Etherington works for 
Dow Chemical Co. in Plaquemine, La. . . 
Having recently received his PhD from MIT 
Dr. James G. Hannoosh is presently a 
project engineer with Foster Miller 
Associates, a consulting firm in Waltham, 
Mass. His specialty is in the mechanical 
behavior of materials. 

Robert D. Huard is employed by the 
water division of the Metropolitan District 
Commission in Boston. . . . John S. Keena 
serves as a radwaste engineer at Northeast 
Nuclear Energy Co., Millstone Nuclear Powi 
Station, Waterford, Conn. The Keenans ha 
a two-year-old daughter, Beth. . . . Current!' 
Lothar W. Kleiner works for the departme 
of polymer science at the University of 
Massachusetts in Amherst. . . . James A. 
Metzler, formerly a computer scientist witt 
the National Security Agency, is now an 
assistant professor of mathematics at Drew 
University. Previously a mathematician at th 
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, he 
holds advanced degrees from Boston 
University. . . . Bradford R. Myrick holds 
the post of design engineer at Ingersoll-Ran 
Co., Nashua, N. H. . . . Edward M. Mason 
recently received his MS degree in 
management science and engineering from 
WPI. Currently he is employed by Standar: 
Oil of Indiana at the corporate headquarters 
in Chicago. . . . Lloyd S. Palter works as a 
support engineer for Stone & Webster, 
Boston. . . . Having earned his law degree 
from Suffolk University, Richard J. 
Schwartz is now an attorney at Gould Titl 
Co. in Worcester. . . . Richard H. Steeves 
serves as superintendent of the Dewey & 
Almy Chemical Division at W. R. Grace in 
Chicago, III. 


Married: Allen H. Downs and Miss Harriet 
Y. Russell in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Of 
August 16, 1975. Mrs. Downs graduated fit! 
the Boston School of the Museum of Fine 
Arts, where she teaches. Her husband is wi 
Electronic Instrument & Specialty Corp. in 
Stoneham, Mass. . . . Douglas W. Kullmai 
to Miss Deborah L. Ripple on June 28, 197! 
in Columbus, Ohio. Among the ushers wen 
Dwight S. Dickerman and David A. 
Fagundus, '70. Mrs. Kullman attended Blis 
College in Columbus. The groom is with thf 
State of Ohio Department of Highways. 

Married: John V. Marino to Miss Patrici 
A. Trout on August 9, 1975 in Ridley Park, 
Pennsylvania. The bride graduated from 
Delaware Community College and attended 
Millersville (Pa.) State College. Her husbarK 
was with Westinghouse Electric in Lester, f 
for three years and is now doing graduate 
work at WPI. . . . Robert A. Payne and Mi 
Roberta E. Brandt in Salt Lake City, Utah 
September 30, 1975. Mrs. Payne is a senior 
the University of Utah. The bridegroom is 
studying for his MBA at the same universlt 


ilbert W. Stromquist, Jr. and Miss 
C. Linker on June 28, 1975 in 
impton, Massachusetts. The bride 
ed the State University of New York at 
Brook and New York University where 
rned her BA. Currently she is doing 
ite work at UMass. Her husband is 
sting his MS degree in geology at 
;. He will be employed as a petroleum 
ist in New Orleans, La., for Amoco 
;tion Co. 

I J. Cleary has been appointed asso- 
)roject administrator at WPI and is 
ed to the Interactive Qualifying Projeci 
\ Previously he was a reporter for the 
'ster Telegram. . . . Douglas E. 
es is a graduate student at MIT. . . . 
|e W. Johnson works as a computer 
mmer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in 
lartford, Conn. . . . Benjamin H. 
iff received his MBA from Boston 
sity in May. Recently he was promoted 
position of senior compensation 
istrator in the camera division of 
id Corp. . . . Michael S. Latka serves 
ninistrative assistant for contract 
jement in the office of planning and 
unity development, city manager's 
ment, for the City of Worcester. . . . 
■t P. Mills, Jr. was recently promoted 
stant actuary in the actuarial 
zation at State Mutual Life Assurance 
America in Worcester. Named a senior 
ial associate in 1974, in his new 
in he is responsible for actuarial 
is. He is a fellow of the Society of 

in G. Plonsky serves as a contract 
istrator at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, 
. . . Harold C. Sanderson has 
3d his master's in electric power 
sering from RPI. . . . Alan Shapiro 
ly exhibited his photos of Ecuador at 
srkshire Museum. For 2Vz years he was 
he Peace Corps in Ecuador where he 
I devise audio-visual training programs 
> operate and maintain radio 
unication systems. Currently he is with 
nerican Science and Engineering Co. of 
ridge. . . . David A. Smith works for 
in Donner in Concord, Calif. . . . Glenn 
'., after completing his first year in a 
r's program in atmospheric sciences at 
in Albany, served as a participant in 
mmer colloquium on the physics, 
stry and dynamics of the stratosphere 
National Center for Atmospheric 
rch in Boulder, Colo. . . . Martin Wolf 
;en named analytical chemist in the 
cal studies section of product quality 
mce for the agricultural division of Ciba- 
Corporation in Greensboro, N. C. 
usly he was a residue analyst 
"nent specialist. In his new position he 
j responsible for developing instrument 
lemical methods for analysis of 
Itural chemicals from the manufacturing 
es and the chemical studies group. He 
the firm in 1969. 



15 Belmont Street, Worcester, Mess. 01605 

Serving the Ferrous and Non- Ferrous World Markets since 1888 as 
Engineers and Manufacturers of Rolling Mills, Morgoil Bearings, 
Wire Drawing Machinery and Furnace Equipment 


Glenn E. Cabana works for Orth Tech Inc. 
in Salem, N. H. . . . Formerly a supervisory 
engineer at Saab-Scania of America, Orange, 
Conn., Daniel L. Divid now serves as . 
manager of the technical services department. 
. . . James N. DeVries holds the post of 
chairman of the science and math 
department at Dayton Christian Schools, Inc., 
Dayton, Ohio. . . . Currently Michael 
DiBenedetto is studying for his MSEE at 
WPI. . . . David T. Hayhurst is a PhD 
candidate and teaching assistant at WPI. . . . 
John D. Kaletski was recently named 
department head of process services at 
Clairol, Inc. He will be responsible for all 
chemical inventory control, dye batching, 
export, powder bleach, and cosmetic 
compounding. Formerly he was a supervisor 
in the processing department. He started at 
Clairol in 1972 as a cosmetics and aerosols 

Steven M. Kay works for Dent-X Corp., 
Port Chester, N. Y. The company is a division 
of Phillips Medical Services and produces 
dental x-ray processors. . . . Richard L. 
Pastore is an environmental engineer for the 
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency in 
Boston. . . . Suresh N. Patel serves as a 
design engineer for the Lummus Co. of 
Canada in Ontario. He is a member of the 
Association of Professional Engineers of 
Ontario. . . . Steven P. Rudman is a field 
service engineer at Riley Stoker, Worcester. 
... Dr. Brian J. Savilonis now holds the 
position of senior research scientist at the 
University of Virginia in Charlottesville. . . . 
Prakash B. Virani recently received a master 
of science degree from Rutgers University. 


Married: David B. Hubbell and Miss 
Maureen M. Curtin recently in Maryland. Mrs. 
Hubbell graduated from the University of 
Maryland and teaches junior high in 
Braintree, Mass. The bridegroom is in his 
third year at BU Medical School. . . . 
Stephen E. Kaminski and Miss Linda G. 
Hutchinson on July 19, 1975 in West 
Springfield, Massachusetts. The bride 
graduated from Becker Junior College. Her 
husband is with the Department of 
Agriculture in Washington, D.C. . . . 
Frederick Kolack and Miss Kathi Cobb on 
September 6, 1975 in Stone Ridge, New 
York. The couple is living in Albuquerque, 
N.M., where the bride is an RN with a 
newborn intensive care unit which serves the 
entire state and the groom is studying at the 
University of New Mexico for his master's in 
construction management. 

Married: Roger E. Lavallee and Miss 
Cathleen M. Corcoran on August 23, 1975 in 
Springfield, Massachusetts. Mrs. Lavallee 
graduated from Cardinal Cushing College in 
Boston. Both she and her husband teach at 
Cathedral High School in Springfield. . . . 
Claude L. Lemoi and Miss Tina Zuber on 
July 12, 1975. The groom works for General 
Electric in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. . . . 
Stephen S. Martin and Miss Cheryl 
Sweatman last August in Fitchburg, 
Massachusetts. Mrs. Martin, a graduate of 
Fitchburg State College, teaches in New 
York. The groom is a student at the 
University of Rochester School of Medicine 
and Dentistry. He is taking part in a U.S. 
Public Health Service program designed to 
give students in-depth clinical and research 
training. Upon graduation he expects to 
receive both an MD and PhD. 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 59 


manufacturers of 

^-^ Double-Seal® Ball Valves 

Wafer-Sphere® Butterfly Valves 


Control Devices 

Jamesbury Corp. • 640 Lincoln Street • Worcester, Mass. 01605 

Married: Peter McDermott and Miss 
Karen A. Casey recently in Milford, 
Massachusetts. The bride, an Anna Maria 
graduate, is a teacher. Her husband is a 
chemical engineer in Canton, Mass. . . . 
Aram Nahabedian, Jr. and Miss Christine 
N. Piquette on September 13, 1975 in 
Springfield, Massachusetts. The bride 
attended Holyoke Community College. The 
bridegroom is a field service engineer with 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Hartford, 
Conn. . . Edmund C. Pastore to Miss 
Susan M. Durand on September 7, 1975 in 
Providence, Rhode Island. Mrs. Pastore 
attends Rhode Island College. Her husband is 
studying at the University of Rhode Island. 
Anthony M. Scandura, Jr. and Miss 
Leahbeth Mirsky on August 17, 1975 in 
Wesleyan Hills, Connecticut. The bride, a 
graduate of UConn, teaches at Mansfield 
Training School. The groom is an electronic 
technician in the physics laboratory at Yale 

Jeffrey A. Barry is a diagnostic 
programmer at Digital Equipment Corp. in 
Marlboro, Mass. . . . Richard B. Belmonte, 
who recently received his master's degree 
from Texas A&M, is a chemical engineer with 
the U.S. Army Materiel Command at 
Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. . . . 
William A. Birkemeier, who received his 
MCE from the University of Delaware, is 
currently a hydraulic engineer at the Coastal 
Engineering Research Center in Fort Belvoir, 
Va. . David L. Burkey holds the post of 
systems analyst at Searle Medidata, Inc., in 
Lexington, Mass. . . . Presently John E. 
Dewar is an assistant bridge engineer for the 
Federal Highway Administration in Albany, 
NY Gene L. Franke has received his 

MS in metallurgical engineering from the 
University of Illinois. Currently he is a 
materials engineer at David W. Taylor Naval 
Ship R&D Center, Ferrous Welding Branch, 
Annapolis, Md 

Timothy A. French serves as a raw 
materials control engineer for DuPont in 
Glasgow, Delaware. . . . George P. 
Gosselin, associate software specialist at 
Digital Equipment Corp. in Maynard, Mass., is 
presently working on account for the 
University of New Hampshire. . . . John J. 
Homko, who has been with Data General for 
two years, is now working for his PhD in 
electrical engineering and bioengineering at 
Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The 
augmented degree will satisfy requirements 
of both programs. His research will apply 
specifically to bioengineering. . . . Charles W. 
Kavanagh holds the post of assistant 
superintendent of Turner Construction Co. in 
New York City. His wife, Joann, is a teacher. 
. . . John H. Lecko is with the petroleum 
products division at Veeder-Root Co. in 
Hartford, Conn. . . . Presently Joel S. 
Loitherstein is a sanitary engineer at Hoyle, 
Tanner & Assoc, Manchester, N.H. . . . 
Kenneth M. Makowski serves as a project 
control engineer at Combustion Engineering, 
Inc., Windsor, Conn. 

Marc A. Mandro has received his MS 
degree from Rutgers. . . . Michael R. 
Kenney received his MS degree from 
Rutgers in June. . . . Wallace A. McKenzie, 
Jr. serves as operations research analyst at 
Converse Rubber Co. in Wilmington, Mass. 
He has also worked for the New York state 
legislature and as a public opinion analyst for 
a congressional candidate. Recently he 
received his MBA from RPI. . . . Having been 
awarded his MS in urban and environmental 
studies from RPI, Wayne H. Pitts is 
presently a transportation planner and 
engineer at Vollmer Associates in Louisville, 
Ky. . . . Formerly a chemistry teacher at 
Immaculate High School, Danbury, Conn., 
Kenneth C. Pulls is now a chemist at 
Heatbath Corp. in Springfield, Mass. 

Stephen J. Saucier serves as 
management systems engineer at Haricomr 
Inc., Providence, R.I. . . . Edward J. Swie< 
who has earned his master's degree in civil 
engineering from the University of Illinois, i 
currently working for the Economic 
Development Administration (U.S. Dept of 
Commerce) in Chicago. . . . Previously with 
Mobil Research and Development 
Corporation's laboratory in Paulsboro, N.J 
Thomas S. Szatkowski recently joined th 
firm's office of patent council in New York 
City. . . . Richard H. Turner works for 
Prudential Lines Inc., New York City, when 
he is involved with equipment control. . 
James A. Viveiros works as a graduate 
research assistant at WPI's Alden Labs. He 
on leave of absence from the Harris 
Corporation, Printing Press Division of 
Westerly, R.I., while studying for his MSEE 
. . , Richard C. Whipple has been awardet 
his MS from Purdue University and is 
currently a nuclear engineer at Combustion 
Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn. . . . Nan< 
E. Wood, who is employed by Westinghou: 
Hanford Co., Richland, Washington, was 
chosen as the Westinghouse "Desert Flowe 
for 1975. 


Married: Charles W. Dodd and Miss 
Anne M. McPartland, '75, of Houlton, 
Maine on July 19, 1975. Mrs. Dodd is with 
Pfizer Chemical, Groton, Conn. Her husbam 
works for King-Seeley Thermos in Norwich 
. . . Roland A. Lariviere to Miss Pauline A 
Lillie on September 6, 1975 in Worcester. Ti 
bride attended Worcester State College, 
graduated from the former Norwalk (Conn.l 
Hospital School of Nursing, and is a 
registered nurse at Backus Hospital in 
Norwich, Conn. The bridegroom is a nucleai 
construction engineer at Electric Boat in 
Groton. . . . James J. Litwinowich and 
Miss Ann M. Murphy on August 16, 1975 in 
Worcester. Mrs. Litwinowich graduated from 
Quinsigamond Community College and 
Framingham State College. She taught in 
Worcester. Her husband works in the 
Highway Design Division of the State 
Department of Public Works and Highways 
Concord, N.H. 

Married: Robert F. Praino, Jr. to Miss 
Anne M. Misiuk in Auburn, Massachusetts 
August 10, 1975. The bride is a graduate of 
the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 
Worcester. She is a registered nurse on the 
Memorial staff. The bridegroom is a gradual 
student at WPI. . . . Lawrence W. Saint, J' 
to Miss Nancy Ann Pohner on October 4, 
1975 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Mrs. 
Saint graduated from Springfield Technical 
Community College and is a physical therap 1 
assistant at Hampshire County Hospital. H» 
husband is assistant plant manager of 
Guilford Gravure, Inc. . . . Sheldon I. 
Strieker to Miss Amy B. Wessel in Windsoi 
Connecticut on September 27, 1975. Mrs. 
Strieker graduated from Southern 
Connecticut State College. The bridegroom i 
employed by Stone & Webster, Boston. 

60 \r\ 'PI Journal 

'ied: Peter W. Tunnicliffe and Miss 
a R. Jameson on August 9, 1975 in 
nt, Massachusetts. Mrs. Tunnicliffe 
ited from Bay Path Junior College and 

College. She teaches in Watertown. 
isband works for Camp Dresser £r 
;. . . . Bruce T. Work to Miss Anna L. 
elli on August 16, 1975 in Simsbury, 
cticut. The bride attended Boston 
'vatory of Music and is a realtor 
ated with J.E. Holmgren Associates, 
idegroom is vice president of 
ering and sales at Work Electrical Co. 
:ford. . . . John W. Young and Miss 
a A. Haponski on July 5, 1975 in 

New York. Mrs. Young, a graduate of 

I Sage, teaches physical education. Her 
id is a team manager at Charmin Paper 
:ts Co. in Mehoopany, Pa. 

ert J. Cimikowski serves as an 
tor in the systems and information 
ment at Vanderbilt University in 
He, where he is studying for his 
ate in computer science. . . . Since 
ng his MSCE from Northeastern 
sity, Edward S. Dlugosz has been 

assistant engineering specialist for the 
nia Water Resources Control Board in 
nento. . . . David S. Korzec is now 
le power generation service division at 
ighouse Electric Corp. in Boston. . . . 

K. Lackey holds the post of regional 
nanager for GCA/McPherson 
nent Corp. in Atlanta, Ga. . . . 

lie Riel Lord teaches hospitalized and 

ound students in Kinston, N.C. 

ten L. McGrath is an MBA student at 

larton School of Finance & Commerce 

University of Pennsylvania. . . . Mark 

ergren currently works for the service 

nent at Babcox & Wilcox Co., 

o. . . . James Rubino continues with 

rrington Co. and is now a sales 

er in South Bend, Ind. . . . William G. 

II holds the post of production 

isor at ACIGRAF International Corp. in 
rd, Conn. . . . Robert W. Ryder is a 
applications programmer at Codon 
Bedford, Mass. . . . Joseph R. 
pek works as a service engineer for 
zk & Wilcox Co., Dallas, Texas. . . . 
rd M. Takanen, process control 
er for the Hotpoint division of GE, 
10, is responsible for the outgoing 
index for Hotpoint ranges. . . . 
rd D. Ventre has accepted a position 
it engineering with the plastics division 
3 ont Chemicals at their Sabine River 
in Orange, Texas. 


id: Raymond G. Acciardi and Miss 
iette M. Monast on October 5, 1975 in 
aster. The bride is a North High School 
ate. Her husband is a naval architect for 
.S. government in Bath, Me. He is a 
)er of the American Concrete Institute, 
:, and Chi Epsilon honor fraternity. ... . 
o J. Baker to Miss Bertha M. 
igway in Norwich, Connecticut on 
mber 13, 1975. Mrs. Baker graduated 
Norwich Free Academy and is an 
ince secretary. Her husband is manager 
tware productions at Data General 

Corp., Southboro, Mass. . . . Martin J. 
Burgwinkle, Jr. to Miss Janice M. Gradone 
in Northboro, Massachusetts on June 21, 
1975. The bride graduated from UMass. The 
groom works for Walsh Construction Co. in 
Yarmouth, Me. 

Married: Mark J. Drown and Miss Gail E. 
Dudley in Wayland, Massachusetts on 
September 6, 1975. Mrs. Drown graduated 
from Springfield College. . . . 2/Lt. Maurice 
L. Giroux and Miss Aline Binette on August 
30, 1975 in Plainville, Connecticut. The bride 
graduated from Plainville High School. Her 
husband is in the U.S. Air Force. . . . George 
D. Hill III to Miss Patricia D. Henry on 
August 9, 1975 in Wickford, Rhode Island. 
Mrs. Hill graduated from Brown University. 
. . . Michael J. Irwin and Miss Nancy J. 
Morrisey on October 4, 1975 in Weymouth, 
Massachusetts. The bride graduated from 
Sacred Heart High School, Weymouth, and 
was employed by New England Telephone in 
Boston. The groom is a chemical engineer for 
Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Married: John E. Kelly and Miss Allison T. 
Hill in Upton, Massachusetts on July 18, 
1975. Mrs. Kelly has studied at Bradford 
College and Worcester Art Museum School. 
Her husband is doing graduate work in 
agricultural engineering at Cornell University. 
He is working on an assistantship financed by 
the federal government to develop safety 
testing specifications for roll bars on farm 
tractors. ... A. Laurence Jones and Miss 
Angela A. Cappiello on July 26, 1975. Mrs. 
Jones, a graduate nurse, graduated from the 
University of Bridgeport. The groom is an 
associate programmer analyst at American 
Can Company in Greenwich, Conn. . . . 
William F. Oehler and Miss Wendy 
Konopacki on May 24, 1975 in Holyoke, 
Massachusetts. Mrs. Oehler graduated from 
Holyoke Community College. Her husband is 
a graduate student at WPI. 

Married: Frank E. Vanzler to Miss Ellen I. 
Tucker on August 24, 1975 in Newton, 
Massachusetts. The bride graduated from 
UMass, Boston, and is a credit assistant for 
the UNA Corporation. The groom is with the 
Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council. 
He is also working for his master's in urban 
affairs at Boston University. . . . Mark P. 
Youngstrom and Miss Connie J. Crooker in 
Holden, Massachusetts on August 9th. Mrs. 
Youngstrom attended Worcester State 
College. The bridegroom is a sanitary 
engineer for Pickard & Anderson, consulting 
engineers, in Auburn, N.Y. 

James D. Aceto, Jr., Robert J. 
Ankstitus, Peter J. Arcoma, Scott R. 
Blackney, '73, Steven H. Coes, Robert J. 
Donle, Karl E. Hansen, Michael S. 
Schultz, James C. Sweeney and Alexander 
V. Vogt are all working as soils engineers for 
Alaskan Resource Science Corp. in Fairbanks. 
. . . Said Kazem Sohraby Anaraky is a 
graduate student at the Polytechnic Institute 
of New York. . . . Richard G. Aseltine, Jr., 
a teaching assistant in the ME department at 
WPI, is pursuing his MS degree in biomedical 
engineering. . . . Claudia Berger is a 
laboratory supervisor at the University of 
Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. 

. . . Garrett T. Cavanaugh has received a 
$250 prize from the James F. Lincoln Arc 
Welding Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, for a 
project he completed as a senior and 
submitted to the 1975 Engineering Student 
Design Competition. He received fourth 
award for his design of a hemicalvectomy 

Bruce T. Croft has enrolled at the Illinois 
College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. 
Much of his clinical training will take place in 
the college's own clinic, which is the largest 
foot clinic in the world, with over 30,000 
patients being treated annually. At the end of 
the four-year curriculum, Croft will receive a 
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. . . . Robert W. 
Cummings is with Central Vermont Public 
Service Corp. in Rutland. . . . Mario P. 
DiGiovanni has joined Monsanto Industrial 
Chemical Co. in Sauget, III. . . . Robert Fair 
works for Turner Construction Co. in Detroit. 
. . . Denise Gorski is currently employed as 
a gift recorder in the Office of University 
Relations at WPI. She is responsible for 
recording all contributions received from WPI 
fund-raising campaigns. 

David P. Hajec works as a field engineer 
for Turner Construction Co. in Dayton, Ohio. 
. . . Thomas J. Hutton is an inspector at the 
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and 
Insurance Co. in Philadelphia. . . . Nicholas 
P. Kyriakos serves as a resident engineer 
with Stauffer Chemical Co., Bucks, Alabama. 
. . . Kenneth W. Linder has accepted a 
position as a field engineer with the Factory 
Insurance Association in Detroit, Mich. He is 
involved with fire protection engineering. . . . 
David R. Lyons has joined Data General, 
Southboro, Mass., as a programmer. . . . 
James M. McKenzie is a resident engineer 
trainee for the Veterans Administration in 
Washington, D.C. 

Raymond W. Mott has been employed by 
Universal Oil Products and is located in 
Bolingbrook, III. . . . Daniel C. Nelson serves 
as a chemical process engineer at Fiber 
Materials, Inc. in Biddeford, Me. . . . Currently 
George C. Njoku is a medical student at 
UMass Medical School in Worcester. . . . 
Paul D. O'Brien is with U.S. Steel in New 
Haven, Conn. . . . Michael P. Simanonok is 
with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. . . . 
Joseph A. Soetens serves as an instructor 
in computer science at WPI. . . . Jeffrey S. 
Wnek works as a paint chemist at Lilly 
Chemical in Templeton, Mass. 

Robert C. Lerner is a grad student in 
astrophysics at the University of 
Rochester. . . . W.R. Grace and Co. of 
Lexington, Mass., has employed Paul S. 
Loomis as a technical services representative 
in the U.S. and Canada. . . . Bruce 
MacWilliam works as a manager of 
operations for WACCC at WPI. . . . Richard 
J. Mariano is with Estee Lauder Co. . . . 

WPI Journal /December 1975/61 

David R. McGowan, who received his 
master's degree from WPI, is currently 
employed at Youngblood Laminates in 
Millbury, Mass. . . . Steven F. Mealy has 
joined the Naval Surface Weapons Center in 
Silver Springs, Md. . . . David E. Medeiros 
is with the Gillette Company Toiletries 
Division in Boston. . . . Kevin G. Mischler 
was recently appointed to the position of 
planning director of the city of Millbury, 
Mass. . . . Robert B. Murray works for 
Walpole, (Mass.) Scrap Metal. . . . Peter 
Palmerino II has accepted a position with 
Monsanto as a process engineer in St. Louis, 
Missouri. . . Christine E. Powers serves as 
a process engineer at Clairol, Inc., Stamford, 
Conn. The firm is a division of Bristol-Meyers 
Co. . . . Norman D. Rehn works for GTE 
Sylvania Corp. 

James B. Reynolds, SIM, has been 
appointed assistant treasurer in addition to 
his regular duties of controller at Jamesbury 
Corp., Worcester. He joined the firm in 
1965. Peter Rucci is with Stauffer 
Chemical Co. . . . David C. Salomaki has 
been awarded a teaching assistantship at 
Stanford University in California where he is 
doing postgraduate work. . . . Westinghouse 
Corporation in Pennsylvania employs David 
P. Samara Siddharth C. Shah serves 

as a vessel engineer at Crawford & Russell, 
Inc., Stamford, Conn. . . . William J. Stieritz 
is a graduate student at UMass. . . . John M. 
Taylor has been employed by the 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. on the graduate 
placement and training program. His training 
will involve on-the-job assignments in 
operating divisions principally oriented toward 
the design and manufacture of large motors. 
Currently he is located in Buffalo, N.Y. . . . 
Steven J. Tozier works for Pratt & Whitney 
Aircraft. . . David Williams has been 
accepted at the University of Wisconsin in 
Milwaukee where he will work on a master's 
degree in urban planning. . . . Stephen A. 
Zambarano recently began work at the 
Naval Underwater Systems Center. . . . 
Michael J. White has received a research 
assistantship at MIT. 

Frank C. Harrington, '98, a former WPI 
trustee, and prominent for nearly fifty years 
in Worcester insurance, civic, and fraternal 
affairs, died on August 26, 1975 at his 
summer home in Bass River on Cape Cod. 
He was 99 years old. 

He was born in Worcester on February 6, 
1876, the son of Francis A. Harrington, who 
became a mayor of Worcester in the 1890s. 
Following his graduation from WPI as a 
mechnical engineer, he manufactured 
specially designed machinery and operated a 
wholesale plumbing business. In 1908 he 
joined the Masonic Protective Association 
and was elected secretary the following year. 
(In 1922 the Association changed its name to 
the Massachusetts Protective Association, 
Inc.) He was named treasurer of the Paul 
Revere Life Insurance Co. when it was 
founded in 1930. 

Mr. Harrington had served as secretary of 
the Ridgely Protective Association (Odd 
Fellows), director of the Worcester County 
National Bank, and as vice president and 
director of the YMCA. A 33rd degree Mason, 
he was a Past District Deputy Grand Master 
of the 23rd Masonic District. He was Past 
Master of Althelstan Lodge, A.F.&A.M., and 
a member of Isaiah Thomas Lodge. He was a 
Royal Arch Mason and a past eminent 
commander of Worcester County Command- 
ery No. 5, Knights Templar. He belonged to 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. 

Active in community affairs, Mr. Harrington 
worked for many years in the Golden Rule 
Campaign as a team member and sponsor. 
He was past president of the Worcester 
Country Club, a member of the Worcester 
Grange, trustee of the Worcester Masonic 
Charity and Educational Association, and past 
Thrice Potent Master of the Worcester Lodge 
of Perfection, Scottish Rite Bodies. 

He served as vice president of the WPI 
Alumni Association in 1912-1913, as a long- 
time member of the college finance commit- 
tee, and as trustee from 1939 to 1949. He 
received an honorary doctor of engineering 
degree from WPI in 1945. Harrington 
Auditorium, which was dedicated at WPI in 
1968, honors him and his brother, the late 
Charles A. Harrington, '95. 

Frederick W. Read, Sr., '05, a retired 
metropolitan plant superintendent for the I 
Western Union Telegraph Co., died on Jul 1 ] 
17, 1975 in Freehold, New Jersey. He was J 

After graduating as an electrical engineej 
from WPI, he joined American Telephone ;| 
Telegraph in 1905. When the company wa*l 
split following President Theodore 
Roosevelt's antitrust crusade, he went withl 
the Western Union division where he worM 
until his retirement. 

A long-time resident of Port Washington! 
N.Y., he was a charter member of the Port 
Washington Players Club, a member of the 
local Home Guard during World War I, and 1 
past president of the Nassau Boy Scout 
Council. He was chairman of the New York 
Safety Council from 1937 to 1940. 

Mr. Read was born on June 12, 1880 in 
Fall River, Mass. He was active in communi 
affairs for 26 years following his retirement 
the age of 69. 

Irving L. Peters, '10, died on August 4, 191 
in Worcester at the age of 88. 

He was born on May 31, 1887 in Worcest 
and graduated from WPI in 1910 as a 
mechanical engineer. During his lifetime he 
was associated with B.F. Sturtevant Co.; 
Riter-Conley Mfg. Co.; Westinghouse; Alster 
& Goulding; Duncan & Goodell Co.; Chase I 
Parker Er Co.; and Waite Hardware Co. of 
Worcester. In 1965 he retired from the 
American Asbestos Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. I 

Clarence W. Taft, '11 died on August 16, 
1975 at his home in Worcester. He was 88 I 
years old. 

Before retiring in 1963, he had worked for 
52 years at the former Leland-Gifford Co. in 
Worcester, where he was production 
manager. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, 
Tech Old Timers, and Worcester Mechanics 

Mr. Taft was born on October 27, 1887 in 
Hopkinton, Mass. In 191 1 he graduated from 
WPI as a mechanical engineer. 

Dr. Douglas F. Miner, '15, retired scientist, 
author, educator, and civic leader, died on 
July 20, 1975 in Annapolis, Maryland after a 
long illness. 

He was born on September 13, 1892 in 
Hazardville, Conn. In 1912 he received his Af. 
from Clark University. He earned his BSEE 
from WPI in 1915 and his MSEE in 1917. Iff 
1940 he received an honorary doctor of 
engineering degree from the University of 
Pittsburgh. During World War I he was a 
captain in heavy artillery and during World 
War II, as a lieutenant colonel, he helped to 
develop training schools for Air Force 

Following World War I, he joined 
Westinghouse Corp., East Pittsburgh. During 
his 25 years with the company he was 
engaged in high voltage research and was in 
charge of materials and process engineering 
for the entire corporation. He was an 
education and patent consultant and receiver, 
the Silver Medal of Merit for his 
standardization program. 

From 1938 until 1956 he was associated 
with Carnegie Tech first as the Westinghoi* 
professor of engineering, then as assistant i 
director of the College of Engineering and I 
Science. At his retirement he was directory 
student affairs and welfare. 

62 -cember 19 ;• WPI Journal 

Miner, who was also a consulting 
eer for Westinghouse, was a member of 
ieta Pi, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, and a 
- of AIEE. He wrote 30 published articles 
/as author of the book Insulation of 
ical Apparatus. He was listed in Who's 
in America. 

>ast president of the Pittsburgh chapter 
: Alumni Association, Dr. Miner also 
i on the board of the YMCA and as 
ent of the Community Chest and 
/ Club in Annapolis, Md. 

>n M. Smith, '15 of Evanston, Illinois 

d away on September 28, 1975. 

n on June 30, 1893 in Canajoharie, 

he later studied electrical engineering at 

graduating in 1915. For two years he 

/ith Westinghouse Electric. After 

g with the army in World War I, he 

Chain Belt in Milwaukee. For many 
he was an agent for New England 
al Life Insurance Co. 

Smith was a former member of the 
ixecutive Committee and a past 
ary-treasurer of the Chicago Chapter of 
lumni Association. He belonged to Phi 
ia Delta, Skull, and the University Club 

r N. Pike, '17, of Matawan, New 
/, former chief mechanical engineer for 
anson-Van Winkle-Munning Co. for 
10 years, died on June 22, 1975. He was 

iative of Ashland, Mass., he was an 
ical engineering graduate from WPI. 
working briefly for Denison Co., 
ngham, Mass., and American Steel &■ 
Worcester, he was with Hanson-Van 
e-Munning from 1920 to 1961. At the 
)f his retirement he was chief 
anical engineer of the company. 
Pike was a member of Tau Beta Pi, 
igma Xi, and the Masons. He was a 
)fficer of his American Legion post and 
resident of Liberal Building & Loan 
Carteret Savings) in Matawan. During 
I War I he was with the U.S. Army 

> J. Wyman, '17, who retired at the age 
after serving 25 years on the teaching 
at Franklin Institute in Boston, died on 
st 21, 1975 in Stoneham, 
achusetts. He was 82 years old. 
iative of Ontario, N.Y., he joined the 
Army Transport Service after graduating 
WPI as a mechanical engineer in 1917. 
he became associated with Elder Steel, 
1am (Mass.) Water Co., Sword Electric 
A/h'rting Milk Co., Wentworth Institute, 

Wyman belonged to ASEE, ASTME, 
vas a past treasurer of Morgan 
Drial's Hayden Goodwill Inn for Boys 

Cortis N. Rice, Jr., '23, passed away 
suddenly on August 1, 1975 at his home in 
Sarasota, Florida at the age of 73. 

At the time of his retirement in 1966, he 
was operations controller for the Northern 
States Power Company in Minneapolis, Minn. 
Previously he was manager of plant 
accounting at Northern States, a firm he 
joined in 1933. He had also been associated 
with Byllesby Engineering & Management 
Corp. and New England Telephone Co., 
Boston. From 1925 until 1928 he was a 
valuation engineer assisting Prof. A.S. Richey 
at WPI. 

Mr. Rice, who was born on October 19, 
1901 in Lowell, Mass., received his BSEE 
from WPI in 1923. He was a registered 
professional engineer and a board member of 
the Controllers' Institute of America. He 
belonged to Edison Electric Institute, the 
Sarasota Power Squadron, and American 
Management Association. He was a lifetime 
member and past president of the Minnesota 
Horticultural Society, a lifetime member of 
the Men's Arboratum, and belonged to the 
Men's Garden Club of Sarasota and the 
Sarasota Shrine Club. 

Gunnar A. F. Winckler, '25, of Seabrook, 
Maryland died on May 21, 1975. 

He was born on August 21, 1901 in 
Sweden and graduated with his BSEE from 
WPI in 1925. During his lifetime he was a 
research engineer for GE, Lynn, Mass.; 
president of Winckler Engineering 
Laboratories, Boston; and research engineer 
at Winchester Repeating Arms Co. He was 
with Colin Mathieson Chemical and United 
Nuclear, New Haven, Conn. 

A former senior scientist at Johns Hopkins 
University's applied physics laboratories, 
Silver Spring, Md., he was also a member of 
Phi Gamma Delta and Tau Beta Pi. Among 
his patents was a design for a lighted life 
jacket which was approved for use by the 
U.S. Government. 

Richard S. Boutelle, '26, retired Boston 
district manager of the Ford Motor Co. (1956 
to 1963), died in Newton, Massachusetts on 
September 3, 1975. 

He was born on February 20, 1904 in 
Worcester, graduated as a civil engineer from 
WPI, and joined Ford in 1927. He stayed with 
the company until his retirement in 1963. 
During his career he held executive positions 
with Ford in Chester, Pa., Norfolk, Va., New 
York City, and Boston. 

Mr. Boutelle was a member of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon and the Harvard Club of 
Boston. He attended the Harvard Graduate 
School of Business Administration. 

Arthur T. Simmonds, '28, former director of 
hydro production for New England Power 
Company, died on September 20, 1975 in 
Littleton, New Hampshire. 

A native of Philadelphia, he was born on 
April 12, 1904. In 1928 he graduated as an 
electrical engineer from WPI and then joined 
New England Power Company where he was 
employed until his retirement 42 years later. 
While with the company he was a meter 
inspector in Worcester, and Shelburne Falls, 
Mass., and with the Fall Mountain Electric 
Co., in Bellows Falls, Vt. In 1934 he became 
meter foreman in Littleton, N.H., where in 
1938 he was promoted to technical assistant. 
Later he became supervisor of operations, 
assistant (northern) division superintendent, 
and superintendent. At his retirement he was 
director of hydro production with 
headquarters in Lebanon, N.H. 

Mr. Simmonds was past president of the 
Littleton Rotary Club, Chamber of 
Commerce, Hospital Association, Eastern 
Snow Conference, and director of Littleton 
Savings Bank. He also served as director of 
the Littleton Community Center Corp., 
trustee of the N.H. Masonic Home, and was 
very active in the Masons and Shrine. He 
was a licensed professional engineer and was 
appointed by the governor to the Citizens' 
Advisory Group of the Connecticut 
River Basin. 

Alfred W. Young, '28, of Largo, Florida died 

He was born on July 5, 1906 in Norwich, 
Conn. In 1928 he graduated with a BSME 
from WPI. From 1928 until 1942 he was with 
the National Advisory Committee for 
Aeronautics (now NASA). He continued as 
an engineeer with the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration until his retirement 
in 1970. He belonged to Tau Beta Pi and 
Sigma Xi. 

Gerson E. Berger, '31, died last summer in 
Brighton, Massachusetts at the age of 67. 

He retired in 1973 after many years as an 
electrician at MIT. A Worcester native, he 
was born on April 14, 1908, later becoming a 
student at WPI. 

Mr. Berger was a member of Temple B'nai 
Moshe, Brighton, the Brookline Birdwatchers 
Club, the Massachusetts Audubon Society 
and the Brighton Historical Society. 

Burton H. Simons, '36, of Morristown, New 
Jersey died on June 4, 1975. 

He was born on July 3, 1915 in Worcester 
and graduated from WPI with his BSEE in 
1936. For many years he was with the Bell 
Telephone Labs in Whippany, N. J., where he 
was a member of the technical staff. 

Mr. Simons belonged to Lambda Chi Alpha 
and Sigma Xi. He was an associate member 
of IRE. 

•Id D. Jacques, '20, of Worcester 
;d away recently. 

was born on May 28, 1898 in Worcester 
studied mechanical engineering at WPI. 
ig his career he was the proprietor of 

Jacques & Son, Worcester; sales 
iger of the Jacques Division of Hobbs 

Co.; and sales engineer for F. H. Harris 
Holden, Mass. He was a member of Phi 
ia Kappa and A.F.&A.M. 

WPI Journal I December 1975 1 63 

Aram Kalenian, '33, founder and president 
of Vee Arc Corp., Westboro, Massachusetts, 
died on September 7, 1975 in Boston after a 
short illness. He was 64. 

He was born in Worcester on April 12, 
1911 and graduated as a chemist from WPI in 
1933. Prior to founding Vee Arc, he served as 
chief design engineer of Armeno Cereal Co., 
Northboro. He also was a former project 
engineer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Corp. 
in Hartford, Conn. In 1968 he graduated from 
the advanced management program of the 
Harvard University Graduate School of 
Business Administration. 

Mr. Kalenian held numerous U. S. and 
foreign patents on flexible aircraft couplings, 
lathe chucks, and adjustable speed motor 
drives. He became widely known in 1958 for 
his invention of the Reactron, a variable 
speed DC motor control. His father's cereal 
company in Northboro became famous in the 
early 1960's when it manufactured elements 
for survival biscuits to be used in bomb 

A civic leader in Westboro, he had been 
chairman of Veterans' Housing, a member of 
the town finance committee, and trustee of 
the Westboro Savings Bank. He was an 
advisory board member of the Worcester 
County National Bank and a member of the 
Chief Executive's Club of Central 
Massachusetts and the Employers' 
Association. He also served as a member of 
the WPI Alumni Fund Board. 

Herbert E. Sheldon, '44, an executive with 
American Telephone & Telegraph Co., 
passed away on June 8, 1975 in Morristown, 
New Jersey. 

A native of Brockton, Mass., he was born 
on August 5, 1922. In 1944 he received his 
BSEE at WPI. During his career he was 
associated with the New England Telephone 
Co., the Bell Telephone Laboratories as head 
of technical employment, and the Illinois Bell 
System. For the past five years he held a 
technical personnel executive post at AT&T 
headquarters in New York City. 

During World War II Mr. Sheldon served as 
an engineering officer on an LSM in the 
Pacific theater. 

Walter P. Matzelevich, '45, died in Boston, 
Massachusetts on April 23, 1975. He was 52 
years old. 

For the past eight years he served as vice 
president of manufacturing at Market Forge 
Co., Everett, Mass. Previously he held the 
same position at Anderson Power Products, 
Boston and at James R. Kearney Corp., St. 
Louis, Mo. He had also worked for Line 
Material Industries and A.O. Smith 
Corporation in Milwaukee, Wis. 

Mr. Matzelevich, who was born on 
February 10, 1923 in Worcester, graduated 
from WPI in 1945 with a BS in mechanical 
engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta 
Pi, Sigma Xi, Skull, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. In 
1948 he received his MBA from Harvard 
Business School. He was active in scouting 
and belonged to the Rotary and the Chamber 
of Commerce. 

Lt. Col. Robert E. Bernado, '58, a retired 
Air Force officer, died on September 21, 1975 
in Nashville, Tennessee after a long illness. 

He was born on December 12, 1934 in 
Boston. He received his BS from Tufts in 
1956 and his MS from WPI in 1958. While on 
active duty with the Air Force, he spent two 
years in Vietnam as aircraft commander of 
the C-130 transport and the AC-130 gunship. 
He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, 
the Meritorious Service Medal, and 18 Air 
Medals. Last year he retired from the Air 

John V. Forcino, SIM '62, of Holden, 
Massachusetts died on June 20, 1975. He 
was 57 years old. 

For many years he was employed by 
Grinnell Fire Protection Systems, Inc. of 
Rhode Island. He was born in Groton, Mass. 
on October 23, 1917 and later attended WPI. 
During World War II he was with the Signal 
Corps in Europe. He was a graduate of 
Becker Junior College. 

Michael M. Field, '72, of Swarthmore, 
Pennsylvania died on August 14, 1975. 

He was born on July 24, 1950 in Ridly 
Park, Pa. After studying at WPI, he receivt. 
a degree in airplane maintenance engineer; 
technology from Parks College of 
Aeronautical Technology, a branch of St 
Louis University. At the time of his death I 
held a commercial pilot's rating and was 
employed by Altair Airlines. 

He was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the 
national mathematics honorary society. He 
was the son of David M. Field, '44. 



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s keeps up, I'm going to cancel my subscription to 
plication I've been getting for more than twenty-five 

s my college alumni magazine, the contents of which 
1 more depressing by the issue, 
•me time back I had learned to accept the fact that 
lass was moving steadily toward the front of the 
, with an ever-lengthening list of "Alumnitems" on 
classes falling in behind. 

Iso, I've adjusted to the reality that with a few 
)le exceptions, the wedding and birth notices are 
ved almost exclusively for alumni who graduated 10, 
r even 20 years after I did. 
'hat really began to hurt was the disturbing 
ency of obituaries involving people presumably not 
i older than I, and in some cases almost exact 

en dismissing the recurring reminders of one's own 
ality and the diminished proclivity for child-producing 
•ther standard fare for an alumni magazine is enough 
>ake you question how you are doing in life's com- 
ve game. 

one issue, there's the announcement that a- guy who 
lated just a year ahead of you has been named 
dent of one of the nation's largest companies. And 
as the one who was always horsing around in 
d1, cutting classes, ducking exams and generally 
ing nothing that indicated he was going to be a 
d beater! 

nother time, you find a glowing tribute about a 
nate who has been honored by some learned society 
ier pioneering research on a hitherto unexplored 
tific plateau. And she was the one, you recall from 
ny 11, who had as much trouble as you did telling 
lifference between a stamen and a pistil, 
o add insult to injury, there is a report on a younger 
mus who has been elected to Congress and is 
idered a hot contender for the U.S. Senate, if not 
er. Wasn't he the awkward kid whose debating team 
s consistently defeated? 

hat's the trouble with alumni magazines. They report 
on the triumphs of graduates, forcing you into the 
itable comparisons of how your progress stacks up 

Do college newsletters ever tell you about the guy 
who was evicted from his home for non-payment of the 
mortgage, enabling you to boast that it never happened 
to you? Not a chance. 

That so-and-so has put on 40 pounds and can't touch 
his toes with a yardstick, allowing you the pleasure of 
crowing about your own stabilized, if unevenly 
distributed, weight? Never. 

That someone else has lost all his hair, giving you the 
satisfaction of pointing to your own full crop, even if it is 
getting increasingly grey? Of course not. 

Life as presented in an alumni magazine is always a 
series of onward and upward steps, of novels published, 
big business deals consummated, movies directed, or 
awards received. All of which leaves the average reader, 
regardless of his own accomplishments, to compare them 
with what always seems to be the oneupmanship of other 

About the only recourse is to content yourself with 
what you have been able to do, or avoid doing, like 
going broke or landing in jail. 

What you can't do, actually, is cancel your 
subscription to an alumni magazine because you'll keep 
getting it as long as you're carried on the rolls as a 
graduate of good ole Estee U. 

So, you might as well accept the fact that there will be 
constant reminders that others are achieving new heights 
even when you're not. But, you'll also be reassured to 
know that everyone else is getting older, and moving 
farther forward in the book, just Tike you. 

77ns "appreciation" of alumni magazines was originally published in 
a California newspaper, where Larry Israel, '61, noticed it and sent 
it on to us. George Coffey is a San Francisco public relations con- 
sultant who, for a time, was a syndicated columnist. 

It is clear that the Plan 

s a process, a living and 

ot a mechanical thing, 

ind depends heavily on the 

articular constellation of 

eople and events at WPI. 

— Bruce Mazlish, M.I.T. 


To the faculty of WPI . . . and 
their dedication, which made the 
WPI Plan possible 

"Our foresight with respect to the nature of the prob- 
lems was, I believe, quite good. What we — or at least 
I — failed to foresee accurately was the determination, per- 
severence, and resourcefulness that the entire WPI com- 
munity has brought to bear on those problems." — George 
Pake, Vice President, Research, Xerox Corporation 

"WPI embarked on the Plan with an already lean 
faculty: a student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Every essential 
feature of the Plan has added to the faculty load; none has 
reduced it. . . . 

"So why is the Plan working so well?. . The answer 
lies in the faculty's willingness to put in extraordinary effort, 
dedication, and long hours way beyond the call of duty." 
—Eugene D. Reed, Exenutive Director, Bell Laboratories 

"To create an honors college, like Plan II at the 
University of Texas, or the subcolleges of Michigan 
State, or the E' program at IIT, is no great trick, even 
though I think it a valuable accomplishment. But to 
reform a whole institution and an entire set of fields is, 
in contrast, unprecedented, and in my judgment could 
only have been undertaken with a certain innocence, 
and by people with a dedication to the institution rather 
than to their specific disciplines. 

"I have visited classes taught by those I have 
referred to as the 'home guard loyalists' of WPI, who 
have been there a long time, teacher-scholars who are 
not looking for their next chance somewhere else. At 
other engineering schools I have visited, people in that 
position would be resentful. At WPI I have been im- 
pressed with their indomitable energy and dedication, 
their genuine interest in students and their development, 
and their lack of evangelical desire to convert students 
to supposedly more noble callings. They do not feel that 
their own status depends on sending students to grad- 
uate school in their own specialties." — David Riesman, 
Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences, Harvard 

"A major effect of the Plan has been to 
substantially increase the level of workload and stress ' 
experienced by a large majority of the faculty. When 
compared to other schools, WPI faculty reported 
significantly greater increases in time devoted to school- 1 
related activities and significantly greater feelings of 
stress and fatigue. Similarly, WPI faculty reported 
significantly less time available for research and 
consulting as a result of implementing the 
Plan. . . However, archival data do not show that 
research productivity has declined markedly at WPI sines 
implementation of the Plan. The general trend suggests 
that research activity declined slightly in the first two 
years of the Plan but increased to record levels in the 
third year. 

"In comparison to other schools, WPI faculty spend 
significantly greater amounts of time interacting with 
students, planning and monitoring project work, interact 
ing with colleagues in other departments, and dealing 
with outside organizations (especially organizations of a 
non-industrial nature); and significantly more time 
reading outside of their special field. 

"WPI faculty view their own school as being a sub 
stantially more fluid, complex, and flexible environment 
than do their counterparts. 

"The changes implemented by the Plan have been 
the source of major frustrations and uncertainty for 
many faculty, as well as sources of satisfaction. These 
changes have also resulted in considerable self- 
questioning, learning, and self-initiated adaptation. WPI 
faculty members have stretched their competencies 
beyond the areas of expertise normally expected by th&' 
disciplines."— from a report on the effects of the WPI 
Plan implementation on faculty and administration, by 
Frank Baker, State University of New York at Buffalo, 
and John J. Gabarro, Harvard University 

"Our observation of the ingenuity, resiliency, and 
dedication of faculty and administration in meeting the 
tremendous pressures to date give us a great deal of 
confidence in the amount to be achieved by this experi- 
ment."— John R. Whinnery, Professor of Electrical 
Engineering, University of California at Berkeley 

Plan is a process, a living and not a mechanical thing, 
depends heavily on the particular people and events at 

... It is clear that the surmounting of problem after 
em was only possible by a rather unique constellation 
y people and efforts. . . . 

"As one student remarked, you can change the 
;nts in the course of four years, but you can't change 
acuity in that time. It is remarkable, nevertheless, how 
1 the faculty has changed in the course of our three 
visits, in the sense of rising to the challenge of the 

I have been impressed by the dedication of many long- 
members of the WPI faculty to the Plan and to the 
in which new faculty are fostering the aims of the 
" — Bruce Mazlish, head of the humanities department, 

Those are remarkable tributes to a remarkable group 
achers and scholars, the WPI faculty. The process 
inging the WPI Plan into being, making it a reality 
ad of a theoretical model, has fallen largely on their 
Iders, and they made it happen. They did it at tre- 
dous cost in time and energy, in loss of income 
jgh reduced opportunity for consulting, in 12 and 15 
days spent breaking new ground in teaching meth- 
and interactions across the traditional boundaries of 
emic specialization. 

The kinds of sacrifices they have made cannot go 
Drever, and as the Plan becomes fully operational, 
mes a more familiar and less revolutionary enter- 
, the faculty and the Institute will have to find new 
better ways of dealing with the overload. 
That is the major problem facing WPI in the next 
years: How to adequately reward a faculty that has 
i more of itself than perhaps any faculty at any 
:ution of higher education. 

It may not be much to offer, but I'd like, here in this 
nal, to say "Thank You" to all of them. This issue is 
sated to the WPI faculty, for it is they, against tre- 
dous odds, who conceived, designed, and created 
A/PI Plan. All of us at WPI— whether we are 
ents, administration, alumni, parents, and just 
ested bystanders — owe them a tremendous debt. 



Vol. 79. Nos. 5& 6 

February-April 1976 



The tradition of innovation at WPI 

5 The Four Degree Requirements 

6 Jon Anderson — "Every engineer he'd ever known who 'd gone on 
into law made a darn good lawyer" 


9 Planning how to make it through the Plan 

The importance of advising — freedom and responsibility 







Elaine Sanderson— What to do when a textile mill becomei 
jigsaw puzzle 

Projects: the heart of the Plan 


Clifford Ashton—"We took a different approach than the ca 
pany engineers, and ours turned out a lot closer to what re 

The major project 

Michael Kallet — "I never did get a look at liquid helium " 

The interactive project: bridging the gap between technolc 
gy and people 

David Lyons— "Classwork is fine, but ..." 
Laying it on the line: the competency exam 
David Demers — Answenng the siren call 
Jay Gainsboro — Millionaire in the making? 
What outsiders see in the WPI Plan 


Andreas de Rhoda's account of how the faculty, with the helper 
President Storke, conceived and designed the WPI Plan. You 
might call it a blueprint of how to turn an institution upside dovw 
... or maybe right side up? 


Excerpts from a student-produced publication introducing new 
students to life under the WPI Plan. 

ALUMNI SECTION (following page28) 
A1 On the Hill 

A2 8 oars and 1 flying saucer; to Canada, please 

The story of five WPI athletes who are trying for berths on the 
U.S. Olympic team. 

A10 Your Class and Others 

Fd,tor H Russell Kay 

Alumm Information Editor Ruth A Trask 

Publications Committee Walter B Dennen. 
)i '51 Donald F Berth, '57. 

vski. 74 Robert C Gosling, 
68. Enfneri T Larson. '22. Roger N Perry 
Jr . 45 Rev Edward I Swanson, 45 

• Printing 

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Institute Copyright© 1975 by Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute; all rights reserved. 

The WPI JOURNAL is published six times a 
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ber, February, and April Second Class 
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President: F.S. Harvey, '37 

Vice President: W.A Julian, '49 
R.A. Davis, '53 

Secretary Treasurer: S.J. Hebert, '66 
Past President: W.J. Bank, '46 

Executive Committee Members at large: B. I 
Hosmer, '61; L. Polizzotto '70; J. A. Palley, 
'46; J. L. Brown, '46 

Fund Board: W.J. Charow, '49, chairman; 
L.H. White, '41; G.A. Anderson, '51; H.I. 
Nelson, '54; PH. Horstmann, '55; D.J. 
Maguire, '66 

he WPI Plan- 

/hat, where, why, and how 

mm been the center of a unique transformation 
W over the last decade. Completely changing its 
tional goals, methods, and measurements, WPI 
ht forth a system called "The WPI Plan." It did 

in one step, with requiring specific courses be 

the Plan put major emphasis on project-oriented 
ence, on self -motivation, and above all on a 
lor's degree based on the student's demonstrating 
Dfessional competence in his field of specialization. 
he WPI Plan. The phrase is familiar to all WPI 
i, parents, and students. But what -is the WPI 
What does it mean— to the student, to the faculty, 

Institute itself, to past graduates, to engineering 
tion? What does it mean? Is it significant, and if 
ly is it significant? And most basic of all: Does it 

And how well? 

or five years the WPI Plan has been in a state of 
ling. It was difficult for us on campus to know, at 

just what to make of it all. There were enormous 
ms involved in trying to make a theoretical educa- 
model into a smoothly functioning system, 
nd when we tried to explain to people who were 
v/olved just what was this WPI Plan, we found that 
d people had quite the same idea of what it was 
to become. The WPI Plan had so many different 
:s that needed explanation, it was difficult for 
of us on campus, much less outsiders, to describe 
/vas going on. Sometimes we didn't know for sure 
ves just what were the trees and where was the 

ut now things are clearer. For two years, every 
it entering WPI has been studying under the Plan. 
s June more than 550 students will have earned 
lor of Science degrees under the Plan. Thousands 
jects have been undertaken by WPI students. We 
now just what the WPI Plan is, and what it can 

nd in this issue of the WPI Journal, we'd like to 
d share some of the excitement of what the WPI 
> — as people who are interested and involved with 
/ou want to know just what is happening at the 
I. So here is the WPI Plan — what, where, why, and 

As I sit here and write material for this issue, I am 
fair game for charges of bias — after all, WPI pays my 
salary. But throughout I have tried to substitute the 
thoughts of others whenever a judgment or evaluation 
seems called for. Most of all I have drawn upon the 
reports made to the National Science Foundation by an 
outside panel of educators, engineers, and scientists 
who visited WPI twice a year for two days at a time 
during the three crucial years when the WPI plan was 
being put into operation. In a later section of the maga- 
zine, I discuss the panel at some length. But their views 
of the WPI Plan were too wide-ranging, too thoughtful, 
too close to the nerve, merely to be set off by them- 
selves. In fact, their perceptions of WPI pervade this 
issue and provide a unique insight into the WPI Plan. 

One final word. In writing this issue, it became clear 
that 64 pages of impersonal and educational 
rhetoric would find no audience still awake by 
the end. So we've tried to make these stories as human 
and as interesting as possible. Because the WPI Plan, in 
action, really ends up being more than simply the sum of 
its parts, we've included profiles of seven 
students— 1974 and 1975 WPI graduates — and their 
academic careers at WPI. And we've scattered them 
throughout the issue. We feel that it is in these profiles 
that you can see just how the Plan operates, how 
students choose the elements of their programs, and 
how one aspect of the WPI Plan relates in practice to 

In the beginning 

"This Institute has a claim to public favor and indulgem 
consideration because it is the first attempt in our 
country to combine theoretic knowledge and practical 
training." — Stephen Salisbury II, 1871 

"This school was not framed on the model of any 
existing elsewhere." — Seth Sweetser 

"The whole scheme must be regarded as an experiment 
in American education, which, at the present stage, is 
sufficiently promising to warrant its further prosecu- 
tion." —Catalog, 1871 

Right from the beginning, Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute was an innovator, an institution in the forefron 
of educational practice. But somewhere along the way, 
that thread of innovation and experimentation got put 
aside. And so it was in the late 1960s that a group of 
concerned faculty drafted a new statement of purpose 
for WPI and developed a radical new approach to the 
education of scientists and engineers. 

"By means of coordinated programs tailored to the neec 
of the individual student, it is the fundamental purpose 
of WPI to impart to students an understanding of a 
sector of science and technology and a mature under- 
standing of themselves and the needs of the people 
around them. WPI students, from the beginning of thei\ 
undergraduate education, should demonstrate that they 
can learn on their own, that they can translate their 
learning into worthwhile action, and that they are 
thoroughly aware of the interrelationships among basic 
knowledge, technological advance, and human need. A 
WPI education should develop in students a strong 
degree of self-confidence, an awareness of the 
community beyond themselves, and an intellectual 
restlessness that spurs them to continued learning." 
—endorsed by the WPI faculty, 1969 

From that statement of goals, let us first describe the 
basics of the WPI Plan, the four degree requirements: 
two projects, a minor in humanities, and a competency 
examination. It is these four items that mark the corner 
stones of WPI's educational edifice. 

he Tour degree requirements 

, The Major Qualifying 

ch student must investigate a problem in his major 
Id of interest. This project is expected to occupy the 
ident's time for the equivalent of seven weeks full- 
ie (which at WPI is reckoned at around 50 hours a 
;ek). The student may work alone or in conjunction 
th other students, on campus or at an off-campus 
ernship center. A faculty advisor will guide the 
ident, but it is the student's own motivation, inde- 
ndent action, and ability to learn on his own that will 
termine his progress. 

Major projects typically deal with real problems, 
ey are not made-up, hypothetical, or imaginary situa- 
ns to be dealt with. Often the projects are supplied 
, and done in conjunction with, businesses, industries, 
d social and governmental agencies who can call on 
} resources of WPI students and faculty in dealing 
:h their particular problems. 

Each student working on a major degree project 
ist submit a final report on the project, though some- 
les these are done as identified sections of a joint 
>ort. The project is evaluated by faculty and by out- 
e people who have been involved. 

The Interactive Qualifying 

second project is also required. It may be a second 
ijor project, but students are strongly encouraged to 
t involved in a project which will relate technology and 
$ir major field of interest to the very real needs of 
:iety. These Interactive Qualifying Projects force stu- 
nts to become aware of the consequences of technol- 
y and its impact on our lives, to consider moral and 
lical values as they relate to their professional fields. 

committee. An oral examination follows, and here the 
student's method of attack, the soundness of 
fundamental principles and alternate approaches are 
discussed and questioned. The exam is designed to test 
for understanding of methods, ability to use available 
resources, grasp of fundamental principles and theories, 
and ability to apply current techniques. All this is done 
under fairly tight deadlines, so it also measures the 
student's performance under pressure. 

4. The Sufficiency 

Students majoring in science or engineering are required 
to develop a specific minor in the humanities. Students 
must select five thematically related courses in the 
humanities, and then, in a sixth activity (usually inde- 
pendent study) the student must write a paper that de- 
velops his particular area. This sufficiency involves the 
same amount of work and academic credit as the two 
degree-qualifying projects combined. 

Students who are majoring in a humanities or social 
science area are required to develop a sufficiency in 
science or engineering. 

4 + . A Few Miscellaneous 

Although the previous four degree requirements are the 
whole of the WPI Plan, the college does have a few 
smaller requirements for graduation. 

Each student must complete 12 units (the equivalent 
of three years) of work before taking the competency 
exam. For transfer students, there is a minimum resi- 
dence requirement of 8 units of work. 

Four physical education courses must be completed. 

. The Competency 

student's competence is tested through a complex 
)blem, or series of problems, much like what the 
jdent can expect to encounter as he or she begins a 
reer. The student is assigned one or more problems 
d has access to reference materials, computer 
:ilities, library, laboratories, and so forth. At the end of 
designated period, usually two days, the student 
bmits a written report back to his examination 

The photo- 
graphs that il- 
lustrate this 
issue have been 
chosen for their 
depiction of ac- 
tivities involving 
WPI students 
and faculty. In 
most cases, 
however, indi- 
viduals who are 
specifically re- 
ferred to in ac- 
companying ar- 
ticles are not 
shown in photo- 
graphs because 
none were avail- 

Jon Anderson— 

"Every engineer he'd ever 
known who'd gone on into law 
made a darn good lawyer" 

Jon Anderson wants to go into politics. So of course he 
started off by majoring in chemical engineering at WPI. 
"I talked with a lawyer in my hometown in Vermont 
who went on to become lieutenant governor. He said 
that engineering was a real good background for law, 
and that every engineer that he'd ever known who'd 
gone on into law made a darn good lawyer." 

Jon looked at three engineering schools in New 
England. "I went down to WPI and had an interview 
about the Plan. After that I didn't even bother to inter- 
view the other two schools because they seemed to be 
caught up in more traditional education. The idea of go- 
ing to WPI where people were discussing what was the 
best education -rather than having settled on one thing 
and you just have to fit the mold — that, I think, was 
what really attracted me." 

Jon chose chemical engineering because he felt it 
really combined both science and engineering. He feels 
this background will be helpful to him in the future by 
enabling him to communicate with scientists and under- 
stand the process of scientific research as well as en- 
gineering and problem-solving. 

One of the most exciting parts of Jon's program 
was his interactive qualifying project. He videotaped thi 
Senate Watergate Committee hearings and edited their 
down to a 6V2 hour presentation. "We thought the 
Watergate hearings would go on for two weeks, certair 
ly no longer than three. Then I would sit down and pre 
pare an hour-long tape reviewing the hearings and tyini 
them into American history. We didn't think it would b 
that big a job. 

"After the hearings had gone on for several month 
we began to change the focus of the project. And we 
ran into some money problems. We had originally hope 
to save good sections of tape and erase the rest. And 
after a while that just became impossible. So we starte< 
to run over our budget, but Dean Bolz stretched a poin 
and committed some more money to buy tape. For the 
school, it really only amounted to buying the tape befoi 
they would normally, because after the whole project 
was over the tapes would be available to be erased anc 

"So around Christmas time, 1973, I edited the tapes 
to a four hour and twenty minute story of what hap- 
>ned at the Watergate. We juxtaposed Nixon's account 
id Haldeman's and Erlichmann's accounts with those 
John Dean and some of the others. I tried to be very 
ir about it, because I was managing editor of the WPI 
Bwspeak, and because I was very conscious of Nixon's 
tacks on the press. Then I put together a half-hour 
gment on wiretapping — how society tried to control 
iretapping and its technology, and failed in this case, 
nally, there is an hour-and-a-half exploration of the rea- 
mings that different people used in justifying their 
eaking the law, doing things they knew to be illegal. 

"From this project, I really knew that I wanted to be 
lawyer. And I became much more careful about my 
vn behavior and feelings. I thought about honesty and 
jcame much more aware of the way we all have our 
tie Watergates, as someone put it. 

"All in all, it was quite a project. The result is six 
>urs and twenty minutes of videotape; it represents 
9ll over 500 hours of work by me. I got a tremendous 
nount of confidence in being able to do all that." 

Jon's major project in chemical engineering was 
mcerned with molecular sieve zeolites— compounds 
nich are able to separate out parts of other fluids. Oil 
impanies use them in refining; they make possible low- 
temperatures and pressures, and they save money, 
lother use is to separate pollutants from smokestack 
ises. To use them in this way, one needs to know how 
st gases diffuse through the packed beds of the small 
olite crystals. Anderson attempted to compare two dif- 
rent methods of determining the rates at which differ- 
t gases diffuse — one very simple and one much more 
implicated. His results did not seem to indicate any 
asonable method of comparison. "I worked harder on 
at than anything else I did at WPI. It was fairly frus- 
iting. I guess I know how rugged scientific work is 
iw, and I have a deep appreciation for how hard and 
iw frustrating it can be." 

To meet the sufficiency requirement, Jon did three 
urses worth of independent study on foreign policy 
d presidential elections, together with other course 
Drk. For his final paper, Jon studied the politics of 
)yall Tyler, the first American comedy playwright to be 
ofessionally produced, and a man who later became 
ief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court. Jon hap- 
ned to pick Tyler because they shared the same 
imetown, Brattleboro. Jon discovered that Tyler had 
en adamantly opposed to slavery until 1801, when he 
/itched parties from the New England-based Federalist 
irty to the southern Democratic/Republican Party. And 
ter 1801 he never said another word about slavery or 
e South. Jon's paper was published by the Vermont 
storical Society. 

At competency exam time, Jon was "shocked and 
horrified. They made it sound like just months and 
months of work in the assignment, and we only had five 
days. But what they really intended was for me to take 
that assignment, figure out what was most important, 
and do five good days of work on it." 

Jon graduated two terms early, by taking overloads 
(mostly independent study) for much of his time. He 
was happy to be able to do this, because he spent the 
time until the next September working to earn money 
for his first year at Yale Law School. Washing dishes. 
"Dish washing was the first thing I found, and the job 
situation up here in Vermont was pretty bad. But by liv- 
ing at home I saved nearly everything I earned." 


The basic elements 
of the WPI Plan 

lanning how to make it 
hrough the Plan 

rwo of the most important aspects of life under 
the Plan are the design and planning of each 
student's individual program, and the part that the 
:ulty advisor plays in this process. 

Freed from the traditional structure of required 
jrses, the WPI student has the entire course catalog 
en to him or her. A major field of interest need not 
iform to a previously established standard sequence; 
; student is able to design his own major program, so 
g as it is one in which the faculty can assess his 

Roy Seaberg, associate director of admissions and a 
j6 WPI graduate in civil engineering, recalls the 
dity of the curriculum when he was a student: "In the 
: semester of my senior year, I had one elective 
irse. Everything else was prescribed in the catalog." 

By contrast, Plan students have the freedom to 
)lore other areas, to combine course offerings from 
: erent departments to meet their specific interests. For 
imple, the last Commencement program listed the fol- 
ding fields (in addition to the traditional departments) 
which students received bachelor's degrees: 

Urban and environmental planning 

Urban development planning 

Applied mathematics 

Digital systems 

Electrical instrumentation 

Power systems 

Sanitary and water resources engineering 

Experimental nuclear science 

Chemistry: bioinorganic emphasis 

Interdisciplinary: chemistry-life science 

Dramatic literature 

Chemistry: organic emphasis 

American History 

Chemistry: mineral chemistry emphasis 

Systems software engineering 

Life sciences and engineering 

Structural engineering 

Mathematical physics 


Interactive operating systems 

Mechanics and design 

Electronic systems 

Applied nuclear physics 

Environmental studies 

Transportation engineering 

Environmental science 

Urban planning 

Chemistry: chemical education emphasis 

The price the student pays for this freedom is the 
responsibility for designing a program — courses and 
project work— that hangs together and accomplishes the 
student's goals. If the student arrives ill-prepared for his 
competency exam, the fault should lie squarely on his 
own shoulders. To help prevent such last-minute 
disasters, the faculty advising system has been set up. 

To be sure, there were advisors before the Plan, but 
their role has taken on significant new meaning under 
the WPI Plan. Because of the individualized approaches 
that can be taken, each student generally needs more 
advising than under a more traditional program: more 
frequent contact with his advisors, and more time spent 
with them. 

A student begins designing his or her program even 
before arriving at WPI. Correspondence during the 
summer before that first term between incoming stu- 
dents and the Dean of Academic Advising begins the 
process of exploring alternatives. During the first year in 
particular, students are encouraged to "shop around" 
and sample courses from different areas— mindful, to be 
sure, of the basic need for beginning math and science 
course work. 

As the student's experience grows, as he finds out 
about the possibilities open, discovers the directions in 
which his interests lie, his plans typically grow more spe- 
cific: he begins to have a picture of the kind of program 
he wants to develop, perhaps becoming interested or in- 
volved in a project to help test out those interests. 

In his first year or two, the WPI student can rely 
heavily on the counsel of his advisor; but he soon learns 
his way around, begins getting informal advising from 
other faculty members, particularly if his interests are 
changing. And of course, the student learns from other 
students just what the score is regarding the value (as 
well as the difficulty) of certain courses and instructors, 
and the strengths, weaknesses, and idiosyncrasies of 
given departments. 

Some faculty members are better at teaching that at 
research, and vice versa. Just so, some faculty members 
are better at advising students than are others. This has 
presented problems for many students and faculty, 
problems that have attracted a lot of attention. Putting 
them in perspective, however, one outside observer, 
Bruce Mazlish of M.I.T., has said: "Advisors are 
obviously an important part of any college experience. 
... In my own view, the situation [at WPI] is no 
different from that of any other college or university. 
Advisors will vary greatly in quality, and the students 
equally so in their need to have advisors with whom 
they do or do not work closely." 

Elaine Sanderson — 

What to do when a textile mill 
becomes a jigsaw puzzle! 

"My father had gone to WPI, and when I was little I 
asked him if I could go to this school. He said, "Well, by 
the time you're old enough, there might be girls there.' 
And sure enough there are. So here I am." 

In high school, Elaine Sanderson was especially 
interested in math, although before she graduated she 
had changed her sights. She started off her first two 
years at WPI with courses in chemistry, math, physics, 
and basic engineering. By the middle of her second year, 
Elaine had settled on civil engineering as her major. "I 
was in environmental engineering, but I didn't see any 
future in it for the direction I wanted to go in. But I had 
taken a physics course with mechanics, and I really liked 
mechanics. Civil engineering is pretty close to that, and I 
finally decided that's what I really wanted." 

During her second year, Elaine finished her interac- 
tive project. She was part of a group working with the 
Worcester Juvenile Court, investigating the feasibility of 
a centralized computer information system covering the 
police, probation officers, the court itself, and all the dif- 
ferent agencies that work with juveniles. The group dis- 
covered that there was an enormous amount of dupli- 
cated information the different agencies were collecting 
separately. Elaine's group proposed a central data bank 
which everyone could draw on, but which would not 
contain "sensitive" information that shouldn't be avail- 
able to many of the users. The plan was never imple- 
mented because state legislation was changed in such a 
way as to forbid the concept. 

One of the real values of this project, according to 
Elaine, was the experience in learning how to deal with 
people in public life — how not to step on their toes, how 
not to offend them so they won't talk to you. "And then 
you get back on campus and you have to present your 
report, so you get a lot of practice getting up in front of 
groups and talking about it. We presented our results to 
at least ten other students working with the juvenile 
court, plus probation officers, representatives of other 
agencies related to the court, and some professors." 
Was it an unnerving experience? "I thought it was fun." 

During her senior year, Elaine served as chairman o 
the Worcester branch of the Society of Women 
Engineers. In fact, she was instrumental in the organiza- 
tion's formation, knocking on dorm doors to drum up 
interest among women students. She was also a mem- 
ber of the women's crew team — which meant getting u| 
at 5:30 every morning in the fall to go out and row, run- 
ning three miles a day during the winter months, as wel 
as working out with weights, and rowing once or twice 
a day during spring . . . including spring vacation. But 
the outdoors has a strong appeal for Elaine, and she wa 
also a member of the Outing Club and the Canoe/Kayak 
Club. And maybe that's a part of the reason she chose 
civil engineering. 

Elaine's major project got its start while she was 
taking an Intersession course at nearby Old Sturbridge 
Village. One of their problems was to move a cotton 
mill, dating from 1823, from its present location in 
Phoenixville, Connecticut, to Sturbridge. In order to do 
this, the building had to be completely dismantled and 
then reassembled. Elaine had to do a complete engineer 
ing study of the building, to determine how sound were 
the original materials, particularly wooden beams and 
stonework, and how well they would withstand the mov 
ing process. She had to figure out what had to be re- 
placed and what could be preserved. Finally, Elaine had 
to investigate what additional supporting structures had 
to be built to make the building safe for the millions of 
visitors who will troop through it. This was a particularly 
difficult phase of the problem because she also had to 
preserve, as much as possible, the original appearance o 
the structure. This meant hiding the required electrical 
wiring and sprinkler systems by designing false floors 
and ceilings, to use one example. 

Elaine's work has given Old Sturbridge Village a 
careful and detailed estimate of the amount of work thai 
will be needed— and the money it will take — to relocate 
and reconstruct the old mill. 

Elaine's sufficiency was closely related to her projec 
work: she did a paper on New England industrial mills, 
after having taken courses in the history of technology, 
urban history, and a number of related Intersession 
courses involving historical concerns and field trips 
around New England. 

During the fall of her senior year, Elaine took her 
competency exam. And flunked it. "I wasn't ready for it 
then. I had only one year of civil engineering courses, 
which wasn't enough. Now, later, I can see how much 
more material I have gained, how much I didn't have be| 
fore. Civil has five or six distinct areas, and since I'm go 
ing into general civil engineering I should have some 
knowledge of several of these different areas. I'm 
basically a structural engineer, but I do have to know 
about wastewater treatment, construction management, 
planning, soil mechanics. You have to get a very well- 
rounded background to be a general civil engineer. And 
the competency makes you do that." In March, Elaine 
retook the competency exam and passed. 


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i i 




Projects: the heart of the Plan 

Projects are the central educational experience 
under the WPI Plan. And there's a good reason 
for that. 

"Bright kids used to come here with pet projects 
they wanted to work on," says Dean William R. Grogan. 
"We would tell them, 'No, you put that aside until you 
have taken math and chemistry and physics, and so on.' 
If they wouldn't do it our way, we'd flunk them. 

"That was short-sighted. Now we encourage stu- 
dents to pursue their pet projects, let them work on 
them until they discover for themselves just what kind of 
theoretical background they really need to continue. 
Then the students have a genuine interest in that basic 
course we want them to take, and we don't have to 
force it down their throats." 

There are other important benefits to project work. 
It involves students in groups and teams, and they can 
learn how to work together to solve a problem. Most of 
the projects at WPI, whether they originate with stu- 
dents, faculty, or outside WPI, are real problems that 
need solving; they're not makework, and they're not 
trivial. Many are directed at solving real and immediate 
problems faced by business and industry, government 
and social agencies that have working arrangements 
with WPI. 

There are four basic elements to every project. First 
is the idea or problem itself. Second is the student or 

student team to work on it. Third is the faculty advisor. 
And fourth are the resources that the project team can 
call upon, which often include extensive facilities and/or 
cooperation from a participating outside sponsoring 

Each project has one or more faculty advisors who 
will act as counselors, resources, prodders, overseers, 
and ultimately as evaluators and graders. Generally a 
faculty advisor will be involved because the project is in 
his special area of interest (or maybe it's not, but he 
happens to be interested in the problem anyway). For 
many projects, there are several advisors from different 

While two projects are required for graduation, stu- 
dents are expected to work on other projects too— as 
preparation for the degree-qualifying projects, and as 
projects in their own right. The Plan originally envisioned 
students spending 25 percent of their time on projects 
and independent study. In practice, it has worked out to 
slightly less than that. 

Because the nature of project work is so basically 
different from classroom work, many students have 
found difficulty in adapting. To help ease the transition, 
a new course, "Project Initiation," is offered to introduce 
students to some of the things that will be expected of 
them, and to give them some practical working and 
organizational tools for projects. 

The outside participating organizations are an 
portant part of the project structure. They provide real 
d urgent problems for students to work on, they offer 
vide variety of resources and working environments 
students to sample, and they keep a fresh and steady 
w of new ideas coming in to WPI, which helps keep 
dents and faculty aware of the current technical prob- 
is of business and industry. 

There are several levels of participation by outside 
lanizations. The most extensive is when WPI and the 
lanization agree to establish an off-campus Project 
nter inside that organization, where a number of proj- 
s will be going on at all times. A faculty member will 
assigned as site director, who will be in general 
jrge of the projects and the students. Right now there 
Project Centers at 

Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, Mass. 

Norton Company, Worcester, Mass. 

Small Business Administration, Boston, Mass. 

St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Mass. 

U.S. Army Laboratories, Natick, Mass. 

WPI Project Center, Washington, D.C. 

In addition to these project centers, there are many 
anizations which have sustained project activity over 
extended period of time— as much as four years in 
ne cases. These project locations include: 

Central Massachusetts Regional Planning 

Data General Corporation 

General Electric Company 

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Corporation 

Sprague Electric Company 

New England Electric Systems 

Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology 

Worcester Science Center 

Finally, several hundred other organizations have 

nsored WPI student projects, including: 

American Optical Company 

American Telephone & Telegraph 

Army Materials & Mechanics Research Center 

Cape Cod Planning Commission 

Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 
Washington, D.C. 

Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 

Department of Housing and Urban Develop- 
ment, Washington, D.C. 

Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. 

Hewlett-Packard, Inc. 

Honeywell Corporation 

New Haven (Conn.) School System 

Society of Plastics Engineers 

State Mutual Life Assurance Company 

Thermo Electron Corporation 

Thorn McAn, Incorporated 

Uniroyal, Incorporated 

Western Electric Company 

Weyerhaeuser Paper Corporation 

Worcester Airport 

Yankee Atomic Electric Company 


if ford Ashton — 

Ve took a different approach 
an the company engineers, 
d ours turned out a lot closer 
what really happens" 

sn we talk about the WPI Plan, we often stress some 
ie more "exotic" programs which have been done, 
i as Dave Demers' fire protection major. But what 
ut the more common type of engineering program? 
Cliff Ashton is a mechanical engineer. He chose 
I, after looking over a number of schools (including 
e in England), because of the individual responsibility 
ed on a student by the WPI Plan and the ability to 
his own program. 

"In planning my program, I got a lot of help from 
folks. My father is associated with engineering, 
Dugh he's not an engineer himself. I got inputs from 
advisor and from friends who had already been 
ugh the mill. And I decided I wanted to get an 
ergraduate degree in mechanical engineering — not to 
:ialize in any one field but to get a firm background 
I the engineering sciences, a good grasp of the 
iamentals, and then go on from there. I've found 
the more I learn about engineering, the more I think 
Dest for an engineer to have a grasp of all the differ- 
areas. In ME this might include machine design, heat 

transfer, fluids. In the future I expect to be able to talk 
with other engineers, so I tried to pick up courses in 
electrical, civil, and chemical engineering as well." 

As Cliff sees it, the main intent of the WPI Plan is 
to give an engineer or scientist an understanding of 
other areas. "If an engineering student isn't careful, he 
can be immersed in just his own discipline. But he also 
has to be able to work with people, understand their 
feelings, understand what drives people to do what they 
do, even if only in a basic sense." 

Cliff's major qualifying project involved some very 
sophisticated research. In conjunction with Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft, he and a group of students studied the 
problem of containing failed turbine parts within a jet en- 
gine. If a jet engine is operating and one of its turbine 
blades breaks, for example, you don't want the blade to 
go flying right through the outer casing and into the 
passenger cabin or the fuel tank. It's a serious problem, 
keeping the parts within the engine or at least shooting 
them out the back end where no injury or damage will 
result. Pratt & Whitney approached WPI with this prob- 
lem, and Cliff and the group took it on. They began with 
a literature search to find out what other people had 
done. They came up with an idea, a method of analysis, 
which they thought would help move toward a solution. 
"Obviously we couldn't expect to solve it. These guys 
had been working on it for fifteen years, and we weren't 
about to knock it off in three terms." 

The students proposed a ballistic testing program, 
got it approved by the company, then built the testing 
apparatus and tried to model what actually happens 
when a turbine blade hits a containment case. After four 


terms of work, they came up with a set of results they 
considered meaningful. They went down to Pratt & 
Whitney and presented their results to the project 
engineer and some twenty other engineers. "What was 
so personally gratifying," Cliff recalls, "was that they 
were really interested and thought we had done a really 
fine job. They wanted to see this thing continued be- 
cause we got significant results. We had taken a dif- 
ferent approach in our ballistic tests than they had, and 1 
ours turned out to model more closely what really hap- 
pens. The company wants to have the project con- 

Pratt & Whitney was happy with the student group 
Cliff remembers the project engineer saying, "You know 
you guys are better than some of the engineers we havi 
down here. They can't communicate to people what 
their thoughts are. They can put it down on paper, may 
be. You can get the best results or the best data, but if 
you can't interpret it and explain it to people in a mean- 
ingful way, then it's worthless." 

For his interactive project, Cliff worked on another 
aspect of the same Worcester Juvenile Court project 
that Elaine Sanderson was involved in. He and two 
others began a program of "micro-experiences." "We 
saw that the court system obviously lacked manpower. 
They always need people. And the probationers needed 
more one-to-one contact with people. We tried to fill 
that need, a one-to-one relationship along with a learn- 
ing experience that might be fun for the kid. That's 
where the term micro-experience comes from. In my 
case, I tried to understand why this one individual had 
got in trouble. He was a normal kid, kind of looking for 
things to do, and he got messed up in stealing cars. I 
worked with him in auto mechanics. He loved it and I 
did too." 

Cliff feels that he attacked this problem from an en- 
gineering point of view. He tried to follow a logical se- 
quence in setting up this test program, and in evaluating 
its success. But he didn't approach it in the way a soci- 
ologist might, for instance. Since Cliff's work on this 
project, the micro-experience program has been con- 
tinued and expanded, with many other students doing 
project work in this area. 

Cliff's competency exam involved an analysis of the 
home fireplace: if you operate it between October and 
March in addition to your home heating system, does it 
really help your heating situation? That was about the 
entire problem statement. Cliff had to pick a house and 
also an approach. After some back-and-forth contact 
with the faculty member who had written the problem, 
Cliff set to work. He determined that using the fireplace 
was not beneficial, that it actually required more heat 
from the furnace (and therefore more cost) to heat the 
house. Cliff presented a few possible approaches to im- 
prove the situation. "It was grueling, working on one 
problem for two days with a deadline coming up, but 
definitely a valuable experience. It showed me that I 
could solve an engineering problem. 

"It was an important part of the whole experience 
at WPI, in knowing where to go and how to approach a 
problem. I think the Plan teaches you how to learn." 



fhe major project 

rhe first of the two required projects is in the 
student's major field of study. This project 
requirement gets students deeply involved in their 
ajor field in working, problem-solving situations. It de- 
Hops, stretches, and tests students' competence and 
)ility to put their knowledge and skills to use. The pro- 
:t occupies at least the equivalent of three 
>urses — seven weeks work at about 50 hours a 
eek — although it is usually spread over several terms, 
id carried out at the same time as other work. 

As a part of the WPI Plan, the major project gives 
jdents a real taste of what work in their fields will be 
e, and so it helps confirm or deny students' real inter- 
t in their majors. One of the problems with traditional 
assroom and laboratory teaching is that it has always 
■en very different from life in the working world, 
aditional engineering instruction, for example, has had 
ry little to do with what an engineer actually does 
ter graduation. 

Projects have proved to be important to students in 
jtting jobs, too. The fact that a student has had some 
eal" experience in his field is often a significant factor 
job interviews. Bruce Mazlish of M.I.T., one of the 
5F visiting committee members, commented that "stu- 
nts see the (major project) as a help in getting a job, 
id indeed are spreading the word that the choice of a 
fficult project is desirable in that regard." 

The best way of assessing the results of Plan proj- 
ts is to look at a selection of recent projects. 

t Cushion Vehicle Test Bed: John Barnes designed 
d fabricated an air cushion vehicle to test the effects 
i performance and stability of changes in the con- 
uction of the skirt (rigid or flexible), and the configura- 
>n of the interior air chamber. 

ectronic Piano Tuner: John Chipman and Warren 
Dence, after studying past methods of tuning pianos, 
included that there were serious defects, and they 
:veloped a new electronic method. First John designed 
special transducer to measure the piano wire's fre- 
jency (without the background pickup a microphone 
3uld hear), then hooked it up with a frequency counter 
id multiplier. Warren then designed a direct-reading 
Bctronic instrument for the actual tuning procedure. A 
ference oscillator can be switched to any note of the 
ano, and is compared with the actual measured fre- 
jency. Differences appear on a meter, calibrated in 
jats per second, while panel lights indicate whether the 
ring is sharp or flat. The final instrumented procedure 
accurate to 0.008 percent, and it is simple to operate, 
needs no technical expertise, musical knowledge, or 
•ecial hearing ability. 

Superconductivity of Niobium: Linder Gettner studied 
the basic properties and theoretical explanations of 
superconductivity, using a niobium core and a liquid 
helium bath. Although she ran into some trouble with 
producing liquid helium, she was able to obtain data on 
niobium's superconductive properties — and she learned 
about the problems that face working physicists. 

Security in Computer Systems: With the increasing 
presence of computers in our lives, both in terms of 
personal data banks and money transfers, there is a 
stronger need than ever to make computer systems safe 
from unauthorized access. The students in this project 
devised a secure operating system for the DEC-10, 
featuring levels of password protection and an audit trail 
of file access. Armed with a knowledge of security pro- 
cedures, an understanding of operating systems, and a 
review of current and projected computer security 
systems, the students concluded that a computer can be 
as secure, within human limits, as any manual system, 
and as safe as a bank vault. 

Mark Twain and Religion: After a year spent reading 
Twain's complete writings and other materials, Stephen 
Page produced a comprehensive study of Mark Twain's 
religious attitudes. "I never did find out whether the real 
Mark Twain was an optimist or a pessimist ... he was, 
however, a man torn between writing seriously or 
humorously regarding religion." 


Design and Construction of Experimental 
Apparatus to Study Oxidation of Nuclear Reactor 
Fuel Rods: Students interested in nuclear reactor 
accidents involving loss of coolant found that there was 
insufficient data available on what happens to the 
zircalloy coating on fuel rods in the critical temperature 
range of 1600-2800 F. Therefore they designed and built 
their own research apparatus to develop the necessary 
data, studying both the inside and the outside of the 
tubing. This project was funded by New England Elec- 
tric, Yankee Atomic Electric, and the Electric Power 
Research Institute. 

Motion in Mammals: In cooperation with a local 
pharmaceutical manufacturer, Kurt Lutgens did a study 
of motion in mammals in his junior year. He dissected a 
dog skeleton and studied the muscle patterns and the 
directions of motion by applying the laws of mechanics. 
He studied reflexes in relation to short-term anesthesia in 
dogs and sheep, and he constructed an apparatus for 
obtaining electroencephalograms from dogs and sheep. 
In making his final report, he made use of videotape. 
The results of this project were presented at a scientific 
meeting in Sweden and have been published in this 


/lichael Kallet— 

7 neve/* c//c/ get a look at 
quid helium" 

or Michael Kallet, the WPI Plan offered the freedom to 
iirsue his interests in science— first chemistry, then 
leoretical physics— without having to follow a rigid pre- 
stermined curriculum. Beginning with his first year, he 
3gan to study the history of science, and later worked 
p his sufficiency requirement in the area. He examined 
'hy science develops, particularly the interaction be- 
veen experiment and theory. How does a theorist come 
o with a theory? Does he take it from experiment, or 
Des he pull it out of the blue? Mike concluded that 
)me observation and experiment was necessary. 

Although two projects are required for graduation, 
most students participate in other, "non-qualifying" proj- 
ects as a part of their program. Mike has carried this one 
step further by working for a year and a half on a proj- 
ect without registering for credit. In this investigation of 
the dispersion of a quantum wave packet, he has made 
use of WPI's computer center "to solve an equation and 
graph the results because I couldn't do it myself. It 
would have taken years." Since Mike had learned 
BASIC and FORTRAN in high school, and worked two 
summers programming for an engineering firm, he only 
took one computer course at WPI— and that to learn a 
few refinements of a language he was already familiar 

As a theoretical physicist, Mike Kallet may well end 
up teaching, and he's had experience here too. For his 
interactive project, he helped physics professor Van 
Bluemel redesign the quantum mechanics course and 
put together videotapes. "I enjoy teaching, but this proj- 
ect showed me that it's not all fun. There's a lot of pre- 
paration involved, but you get a lot of satisfaction when 
you explain to someone how something works and he 
finally understands it." 

Mike spent nearly a year on his major project, deal- 
ing with liquid helium and its properties of superfluidity. 
It seems that liquid helium never really freezes unless it's 
put under pressure. If it's brought down to about -270X, 
it becomes almost a frictionless fluid: it flows with 
zero viscosity, and heat travels through it very quickly. 
Mike set out to do a theoretical study, but decided some 
experimentation was in order. 

"My first goal was to see if I could just look at 
liquid helium. It's so cold that it's difficult to get any 
accumulation of it . . . like putting water into a pan 
that's 400° or 500° and trying to find a pool of liquid. 
We used a helium dewar, a double insulated glass tube 
into which you pour liquid nitrogen to help keep it cold. 
But it leaked ... a very small leak, but we were unable 
to find it and plug it, and I never did get a look at the 

During Mike's second year at WPI, he spent the 
two spring terms in Europe. He studied at the City Uni- 
versity of London under WPI's exchange program, 
taking physics courses as well as a history of finance in 
London. "I'm happy I went. If I hadn't, I probably would 
have graduated in three years, but going to London was 
really fantastic, and so was seeing the rest of Europe 
afterwards. I met a lot of people with different values 
and different ideas, learned that most people are the 
same— just a little bit different in little ways." 

While applying to graduate school, Mike found that 
some schools were skeptical of WPI's grading system, 
which can't be realistically converted to the standard nu- 
merical average. Others, including Yale, where he is pre- 
sently enrolled, liked the system and were enthusiastic 
about the sort of preparation that the Plan provides. 



The interactive project: 

bridging the gap between technology 

and people 

Two projects are required under the WPI Plan. The 
second may be of the same sort as the student's major 
project, but most students choose an altogether different 
type of project. Known as an IQP (for Interactive 
Qualifying Project), this project allows students to bring 
their technical backgrounds and methods to focus on 
problems of society. In the IQP we find not only the 
mathematical language of science and engineering, but 
an active involvement with moral and ethical judgments, 
social needs, value systems, and cultural considerations. 

Before discussing some of the unique aspects of the 
IQP, let's first look at some actual projects. 

Miniparks: Neal Wright and John Aubin collaborated 
on a proposal for a series of "miniparks" to be located 
throughout Holden, Massachusetts. The two students in- 
terviewed local residents to determine public opinion, 
then went ahead with the cooperation of the Holden 
Planning Board and selectmen to produce, in the span 
of a year, the final design and report on the minipark 

Problems Faced by New Employees: Richard Turner 
spent seven weeks on a project at the Ford of Britain 
engine plant, as a participant in the WPI-City University 
of London exchange program. He studied the four-to- 
five week induction period that new employees must go 
through, and how it affected their attitudes. The 
Dagenham plant which Turner studied is the largest 
factory under one roof in all of Europe, producing 6,000 
engines a day. Turner determined that workers found 
their jobs repetitive and boring, while management 
exerted significant pressure on the assembly line to meet 
production requirements and cut costs. Turner con- 
cluded that an education program for management at a 
national level was needed, and that a uniform induction 
period for new employees should be considered. 

Energy Conversion to Direct Coal Combustion: Stu- 
dents at the Washington Project Center explored the 
feasibility of conversion to coal for large industrial and 
utility installations currently using oil or natural gas. The 
students drew up a number of policy, legislative, and 
research recommendations. The group recommended 
investment in new mining methods and modernization of 
coal transportation systems, particularly eastern 

Regional Systems Modeling: This long-term project 
tried to formulate a mathematical model to describe and 
predict urban life in the metropolitan Worcester area. 
The students tried using the urban dynamics model of 
Jay Forrester (publicized in recent years by the Club of 
Rome), but found it difficult to apply to a specific urban 
system. When they tried to use it with historical data, 
they found that most of the information they needed 
was unavailable or very difficult to acquire. 

Where Do You Build a Power Plant? To meet grow- 
ing energy demands, new power plants will have to be J 
built in this country. Four WPI students at the Washing- 
ton Project Center recently dealt with the factors in- 
volved in determining sites for oil refineries and electrical 
power plants. They studied and evaluated engineering 
constraints, environmental problems, economic con- 
siderations, legal questions, and sociocultural ef- 
fects—background knowledge necessary for an 
intelligent analysis of legislation affecting the issue. 

The Protection of Wetlands: The Wetlands Protection ) 
Act of 1972 gave local conservation commissions the 
authority and responsibility to impose conditions on the 
use of wetlands to minimize harmful effects. WPI stu- 
dents discovered, though, that local conservation com- 
missions are generally understaffed, with little money to I 
spend. The group therefore established an ongoing 
operation, the WPI Wetlands Protection Program, in 
which interested undergraduates can serve as technical j 
resource people to these local groups, carrying out 
impact studies and other types of research, giving 
valuable advice to the commissions. 

Occupational Health Hazards: The costs involved in 
industrial health hazards — accidents and occupational 
diseases — are currently borne by society in general. Two 
WPI students studied how to make such costs charge- 
able to the industry. In this way, the cost of occupation-! 
al disease becomes a competitive factor in the cost of 
the final product. The students are hopeful that, if such I 
a system could be instituted, marketplace competition 
will become a factor in reducing the incidence of such 




Who Gets Treatment? Bruce Croft studied the values 
involved in deciding what patients should get priority in 
access to rare therapy equipment, such as kidney dialy- 
sis machines. He mailed a questionnaire to 500 indivi- 
duals to test his hypothesis that people from lower-in- 
come brackets will prefer a decision process based on 
randomization (such as by a lottery) while higher-income 
people will opt for a system that evaluates the patients 
"social worth." 

Coordination and Support 
of IQPs 

Because of the unique and different nature of interactive 
projects, a totally different kind of faculty support has 
been developed. It seems the rule rather than the excep- 
tion that for IQPs there will be a team of faculty advisors 
from different disciplines. Much of the work is aided by 
a new academic nondepartment called the Division of 
Interdisciplinary Affairs, with a rotating staff representing 
a variety of departments. 

These projects call upon the faculty for a somewhat 
different outlook, too, and for broader horizons than are 
often found among engineering professors. To assist 
WPI faculty in these areas, two separate summer pro- 
grams have been run, aimed specifically at developing 
IQP ideas and introducing some of the methodologies 
and concepts of the social sciences. 

WPI Washington Project 

Some of the most effective IQPs have taken place at 
the Washington Project Center, in conjunction with the 
following organizations: 

Department of Commerce 

Department of Health, Education and Welfare 

Department of Housing and Urban Development 

Department of Transportation 

Environmental Protection Agency 

National Science Foundation 

Council for Environmental Quality 

Consumer Protection Safety Commission 

New England Congressional Caucus 

National Association of Manufacturers 

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers 

District of Columbia Civil Defense 

Public Technology, Inc. 

At the Center, 20 students at a time spend seven 
weeks living in Washington and working on their 
projects. Two WPI faculty members direct the Center's 
work and advise students as they carry out their 

"It's a real experience calling up some of these 
agencies," commented Bryan Young last year while he 
was working on a Washington project. "Sometimes you 
find the right person who can help you on the first try. 
Then again, you can spend half a day getting calls trans- 
ferred from one office to another." 





m * m m\ Jfi§ 

Washington is accustomed to college student "in- 
:rns," but the project work of WPI students is not the 
pical internship in which a student works along with 
jmeone in an agency. "We outline our project before 
e leave Worcester, we know what our objectives are, 
id when we get here we're ready to do a specific job," 
lid another student. "With only seven weeks here, we 
jve to be organized." 

Looking at a couple of projects gives an idea of the 
lallenges that the Washington Center provides. Bryan 
id John Manning worked at the IEEE office, helping 
e society get factual information needed to formulate 
e IEEE energy policy. "We've been looking into strip 
ining and gasoline taxation problems particularly," said 
)hn. "Washington just has to be about the -best place 
the world to find information. Every agency has a 
>od library. That's part of the problem, though— just 
arning which library to try!" 

In another project, Tom Vaughn and Dan Garfi were 
the National Science Foundation. "We're trying to 
;velop a better way to transfer the information con- 
ined in the final reports of NSF-sponsored research 
ojects to the agencies which can effectively use this 
formation. It sounds easy, but it's a real problem." 

About the Washington Project Center, and the stu- 
?nts who work there, social scientist David Riesman (of 
ie NSF committee which visited WPI during the first 
iree years of Plan implementation) has written: "Some 
f the project reports I have seen are admirable. They 
;tablish what I have long believed: namely, that able 
idergraduates can do as serious work as most 
aduate students, and as inventive." Riesman also felt 
ie Center had other important lessons for WPI stu- 
snts: "If one considers how provincial are the origins of 
/PI students, not only in terms of social background 
Jt also in geographic terms, the Washington sojourn 
leans as much to them as, for example, the Stanford 
ear in Tokyo means to Stanford undergraduates — it 
iay be at least as much of a culture shock." 

A group of Washington Project Center students were 
asked what was the single most important thing they 
had learned in Washington. Their final consensus was 
that there appears to be no ultimate truth when you are 
searching for information. Every bit of collected informa- 
tion seems to contain some built-in bias. "I'll probably 
never again take for granted any collected data, just 
because it's published," said one student. "I'm going to 
try to find the same data from another source just to 
check it." 

The IQP Problem 

Many people have hailed the IQP as the most important, 
or most unique, part of the WPI Plan. Yet it has also 
posed some of the thorniest problems in carrying out the 
concept. There is the problem of how to maintain 
academic standards (quality control) when a project 
ranges far afield of a faculty advisor's professional 
expertise. There is the problem of how that faculty 
member can best— or even adequately, sometimes — 
advise on such a project. How much technology content 
should there be? How much social reference? How do 
you compare problem-solving projects with those whose 
main emphasis is a learning experience, such as 
teaching? When is an IQP really a major-field project? 
This brief article will not suggest answers to these 
questions, but they are considered every day. In fact, 
each project has to be treated on an individual basis, 
and as the WPI faculty gains increasing experience with 
these projects the problems begin to dissolve. 


David Lyons— 

"Classwork is fine, but when 
you have to sit down and do it 
yourself and make it work. . . 
when your grade stands or 
falls on this one program — 
that's practical experience 1 /' 

David Lyons spent most of his fourth year at WPI goof- 
ing off. So after that year "majoring in girls," he needed 
an extra year to complete his degree requirements in 
computer science. And he graduated with honors. 

David entered WPI as an electrical engineering ma- 
jor, switching to computer science partway through his 
first year. He began work on his major project during the 
summer after his third year. He ended up spending a 
year and a half on it, designing a computer program to 
keep track of all the projects currently going and others 
available at WPI for students. The periodically printed 
listings available at the time were so hopelessly out of 
date by the time they appeared that there was a real 
need for David s project. The original intent of the proj- 
ect was to have two or three students work on it, but 
David ended up being the only student involved. 

During his fourth year, David worked on his suffi- 
ciency in philosophy, particularly the philosophy of reli- 
gion. At the end, instead of a final paper, David and ten 
others participated in a term-long seminar on the phil- 
osophies of religion. Each week, two students presented 
a paper and led an hour-and-a-half discussion on differ- 
ent aspects of religion. 

David found the flexibility of the WPI Plan very 
helpful, and very much in accord with the way he works. 
"I learned that unless I'm pushed I don't do much. I find 
I can't turn myself on and off to do a job. I can't leave 
my work at the office, so to speak. I take it home and 
think about it. It kind of bothers some people at times, 
because they see me apparently goofing off and think I 
never do any work, when actually I'm sitting there think- 
ing about a problem." 

David learned some lessons about the relationship 
between classroom work on the one hand, and projects 
and work experience on the other. "I found how hard it 
is to get a project started. And once you get it started, 
it's really hard to stop it. That was a problem with my 
major project — there was always a little bit more to do 
to make it a lot better, a little more to add here and 
there. It just kept going on and on. But at some point 
you have to draw the line and say that it's done. 

"It's really helped in the job market that we have 
these projects. Companies feel they're getting somebody 
with practical experience, someone who knows what it's 
like to do some real work. Classwork programming is 
fine, but when you have to sit down and design a sys- 
tem and program it yourself and have it work. . . when 
you're doing that for your grade, and it stands or falls on 
this one program — that's practical experience!" 

Lyons' second project involved writing a user's 
manual aimed at people who know nothing about com- 
puters. His 50-page book was meant to be a sort of texi 
book to familiarize a person with computers by using a 
program they would find helpful and which would over- 
come a layman's fear of using computers because 
they're so big and complicated. He wrote a special pro- 
gram to produce and store form letters, with the ability 
to choose paragraphs at will, insert names and other 
types of information, change wording around, and so 
forth. The idea was that no matter how well a form let- 
ter is written, there will always be occasions when it 
doesn't fit. David's program allows all the necessary 
manipulation, and it allows the user to store a copy of 
the finished letter for future reference. 

David found the project very difficult. The problem 
of communicating with people who don't have the same 
technical background was, in fact, the central problem ir 
writing the user's manual. 

David's competency exam (he was able to choose 
from three different problems) involved the design of an 
operating system for a computer. "An operating system 
is the programming of the computer that keeps track of 
all the users and decides which programs are going to 
be able to be run, takes care of the accounting, makes 
sure you're authorized to use the computer, and does 
the neat little programming things for you. I was to de- 
sign this for a specific computer, which I could choose: 
it could be imaginary, and it had to be reasonable. It 
couldn't be a computer that was so vast and complex 
that it didn't need any programming. It had to be a mini- 

The way David handled the exam also illustrated the 
Plan's relation to real life. "At noon on Wednesday, I 
picked up the question. By four o'clock that day we had 
to submit a first draft of the report. Four o'clock came 
around, I submitted my report, and I said To heck with 
this!' I found myself in a party that night and even got a 
little sloshed. What a great beginning! Thursday I didn't 
really do a lot of work on the problem either. I thought 
about everything, and I kept sorting things out in my 
mind. Friday morning, though, I got up and figured I 
knew about how I wanted my solution to be, so I just 
wrote the whole thing down and handed it right in. 

"I was the first one of the four students taking the 
exam to hand in the report, and I had the chance to pick 
the time on Monday for my oral exam. I picked the last 
one. My advisor asked why I did that, why didn't I go 
first and get it over with? I said I didn't like to get up 
early in the morning. So I slept late Monday, then re- 
ported in the afternoon for the exam. I was amazed. 
Some of the questions I got were totally theoretical: 
'Why did you do it this way?' and so forth. A lot of my 
answers were that the point they raised wasn't a part of 
the problem, so I didn't consider it. And that was a to- 
tally acceptable answer because it was completely cor- 
rect." David got the first Distinction the department had 
ever awarded for a competency examination. 

Except for a few small wrinkles in his interactive 
project, David finished all his work in March of his fifth 
year. Although he didn't graduate until June, he began 
work immediately at Data General Corporation, in a 
small "think tank" research and development section. 



.aying it on the line: 
he competency exam 

rhree or four years of work, and the question 
of whether or not you graduate from WPI 
comes down to one examination, designed to test 
our "competence" as a scientist or engineer or what- 
ver. Is this fair? Is it workable? 

David Riesman: "Can one indeed measure 
ompetence of an engineer over less than a lifetime? 
'ne can measure various components: articu/ateness, 
bility to use the resources of the institution. on one's 
wn. Yet the ability to work under pressure that such an 
xamination requires, and to know how to pace oneself 
'ithout becoming prematurely exhausted, is not a task 
3 which WPI students, or for that matter most academ- 
:ians, are accustomed. It is only people in practical life 
'ho have to work this way!" 

To many people's way of thinking, the competency 
xam has been one of the thorniest parts of the Plan to 
ut into practice. Difficulties with other areas— the 
olume of projects, adapting to 7-week terms, increased 
/orkloads— all boiled down ultimately to questions of 
xjistics, support, and available resources. But the com- 
etency presented a basic philosophical problem: was it 
neasuring "competence," whatever that was, or was it 
leasuring the comprehensiveness of a student's 
nowledge of a given field? 

This confusion was apparent from the start. The 
locument which served as the model for the Plan, "The 
uture of Two Towers, Part IV," called the exam a 
omprehensive, although it talked about measuring com- 
•etence. The first Plan catalog carried on this nomencla- 
jre, though subsequent catalogs changed the term to 
ompetency exam. 

As a result, different departments interpreted this 
degree requirement in very different ways. Another NSF 
observer, Eugene Reed of Bell Labs, put it this way: 
"There is a lack of consensus between and within 
departments whether the exam should test competency 
or comprehensiveness. Should it deal with fundamentals 
or methodology?" Some departments began to require a 
"pre-competency" exam which was, in fact, a 
comprehensive. It gradually became clear to most 
faculty, though, that this situation could not be allowed 
to stand. As Bruce Mazlish put it, "If the competency 
exam can be turned into a measure of the student's 
professional comprehension of a particular field, it begins 
to subvert the general intention of the Plan. Students 
will learn very quickly that they must take specific 
courses in order to pass." 

A general consensus does seem to have been 
reached among Plan administrators and guiding faculty 
committees that the competency exam should be 
problem-oriented, that it should test the student's ability 
to attack (and perhaps solve) such a problem within his 
major field of study. Although a student obviously 
requires a vast reservoir of knowledge and data in his 
field, what the competency exam tries to assess is the 
student's ability to use that knowledge, and his 
understanding of what he is doing. 


Once this basic philosophical question was settled, 
though, there was still the problem of designing and 
giving the exams. An illuminating insight into these 
difficulties was recently written by Jo Ann Manfra, 
Thomas Shannon, and John Zeugner of the humanities 
department, concerning the development of a 
competency exam for students majoring in humanities 
and technology (history): 

"There was an antipathy toward operational 
definitions of the historian. Consequently, the first H/T 
major faced a kind of competency examination that was 
offhandedly drawn up and reflected the historians' own 
professional training — a mini-Ph.D. examination. The 
student failed, naturally enough, since he had not really 
been given comprehensive exposure to four fields of 
history, and since the department discovered 
competency and comprehensiveness were not 

"The student's anguish and the department's 
embarrassment that its first student major would not 
graduate spurred a rethinking of how to measure 
competence in the study of history. The 
science/engineering side of the college was formulating 
competency measures in terms of problems to be solved 
within time constraints. That approach was adopted in a 
rather haphazard fashion by the history department. 

"The student was reexamined and this time he was 
asked to identify a contemporary problem and explain, i 
Toynbee's phrase, 'How this came out of that,' to dis- 
cuss how the past shaped the present dilemma. The stu 
dent had deliberately been given the choice of the prob- 
lem. The department assumed he would fix on an area 
of his own strength and avoid the embarrassing questioi 
of comprehensiveness. Department experts in black 
history, urban affairs, and foreign policy were standing 
by, expecting civil rights or the plight of the inner city, 
or the war in Viet Nam as logical problems for historical 

"Alas, the student selected as his problem, Marcuse's 
postulate of sexual desublimation in advanced techno- 
logical societies. It was a deft selection, for he was able 
to introduce personal experience as well as historical 
knowledge. The kinds of sources the student could 
summon, the kinds of points he made, the terminology 
he used, the dialectic he employed, the bibliography he 
cited in his long essay, the department soon discovered 
it could not adequately evaluate. His competence was 
different from ours. Naturally, he passed. And the prob- 
lem of measuring or even identifying historical compe- 
tency was moved a notch up on the department's 
priority list." 

In practice, the usual competency exam is in two 
parts. The first is a problem given to (or selected by) the 
student, who then has a certain period of time, which is 
typically two to three days, to investigate solutions, ap- 
proaches, lines of attack, and submit a written report 
about what has been done. Then, in the second part of 
the exam, the student faces a panel of faculty members 
(sometimes including off-campus experts, where their 
special knowledge is needed) to discuss — and de- 
fend—what he did and didn't do. After this oral exam, 
the examining faculty meet to discuss the student's per- 
formance and grade it. 

Normally, a student is not allowed to schedule a com- 
petency exam before completing at least 12 units of 
course and project work (the equivalent of three years' 


)avid Demers — 

Xnswering the siren call 

ike a lot of 8-year-olds, Dave Demers wanted to be a 
reman. But for him it wasn't just a passing childhood 
hase. By the time he was in high school, in Lunenburg, 
lassachusetts, he was a volunteer firefighter for the 
)wn. And he still is. 

But Dave wanted to do more. He liked his high 
;hool science courses, and he decided to go into an en- 
ineering aspect of firefighting. He applied to M.I.T. and 
(/PI and was accepted at both schools. "It was a ques- 
on of atmosphere, and I liked the atmosphere here at 
\J?\ much better ... a small school rather than a fac- 
)ry. And I also prefer the practical approach rather than 
le theoretical." 

At WPI Dave started to map out a unique program 
i fire protection engineering. He talked with a practicing 
re protection engineer and a nearby insurance corn- 
any, and they stressed the importance of a general 
ackground of engineering basics with slight concentra- 
on in one field. Dave decided to study mechanical engi- 
eering as his main area, but his program grew to in- 
ude chemical engineering, civil engineering, and electri- 
al engineering courses as well as some nuclear en- 
ineering work with WPI's on-campus nuclear reactor. 

Because he was so sure of the direction he was go- 
ig in, Dave used every opportunity he got to expand his 
nowledge of fire. In a law course, he did a paper on the 
jgal aspects of arson. For a hydraulics course paper, he 
/rote about fire pumps. For history, he wrote about the 
ocial impact of steam fire engines in the nineteenth 
entury. And for his humanities sufficiency, he did his fi- 
al paper on the "disaster theory" of gettings things 
one— a theory which states that to accomplish any ma- 
>r social change a disaster is needed. Using the Boston 
re of 1872 as a case study, he showed how this af- 
3Cted fire protection measures afterwards. 

Dave's major qualifying project dealt with fire 
rotection in buildings. He developed the basics for an 
lformation-retrieval system for fire protection, and then 
/orked on a systems approach to fire safety in 
uildings, making use of the fault-tree method of analy- 
s, originally developed by Bell Labs for missile safety, 
le didn't know it at the time, but the General Services 
administration of the federal government had an entire 
taff working on the very same subject. The government 
ssults closely paralleled Dave's own— they were more 
ophisticated, but then they'd spent a lot more time at 
, too. The final part of Dave's major project involved 
working with a fire protection consulting firm. 

As his interactive project, Dave studied the Worces- 
3r Fire Prevention Bureau. He started with the history of 
ie organization, going back through available records, 
nen began going along on their inspections and on fire 
ivestigations. He went to court with the Bureau many 
mes, on prosecutions for arson and on abatement or- 
ers. He concluded his project with an analysis of what 
ney were doing and recommendations for improving 
neir procedures. Some of these recommendations have 
Iready been put into practice. 

Even Dave's summers contributed to his knowledge 
of fire protection. He spent two summers working as a 
construction laborer, which gave him some practical 
insight into how buildings are put up. (This knowledge 
has certainly come in handy, because as this account is 
being written Dave is supervising the installation and 
engineering of the sprinkler system in the John Hancock 
Tower, the tallest building in Boston.) Another summer, 
Dave worked for a fire extinguisher service company, 
and another he was a firefighter with the U.S. Forest 
Service in California, jumping out of helicopters and 
chasing forest fires all over the state. 

WPI doesn't have a fire-protection department, even 
though Dave built his program in the field. To measure 
his competency, a panel of two faculty members and a 
consulting fire-protection engineer gave Dave the 
following problem: working from a set of architectural 
plans, figure out how to improve the fire safety of a pro- 
posed high-rise home for the aged, and put the recom- 
mendations into a letter to the builder. 

After passing his competency exam, Dave was all 
set to go to work for Mobil Oil in Illinois, working on fire 
protection for the petroleum industry. And then, out of 
the blue, the consultant who had been on Dave's com- 
petency board, and with whom Dave had worked 
slightly on one of his projects, offered him a job. Dave is 
now working for him, "because there's a lot more to fire 
protection that interests me than just petroleum prob- 
lems. And I'm glad to be able to stay in New England." 


The sufficiency: an appreciation for 
human values 

In most engineering/science colleges, the humanities 
are traditionally — if not openly — regarded 
as orphans or stepchildren. They constitute a small 
fraction of the courses required for graduation, and they 
are often self-consciously designed to exert some sort of 
"civilizing" influence on the future engineer. In their 
turn, students at such colleges tend to regard the hu- 
manities as so much "cultural bull," a necessary if dis- 
tasteful hurdle to be jumped on the way to a degree and 
a job in the real world. 

But the WPI Plan is an attempt to educate engin- 
eers who can see and deal with relationships between 
their professional activities, the needs of people and 
society, and the values of our cultural heritage. And that 
means that study of the humanities is a central part of 
the Plan. 

There were two different approaches that could 
have been taken in building an appreciation for human 
values into the WPI Plan design. One would be to offer 
a traditional humanities minor program — an array of sur- 
vey courses in different areas of the humanities, backed 
up with a "cafeteria" selection of more specific courses 
in the various fields. This approach was rejected, how- 
ever, as being in some ways too superficial, too diffuse 
to have real impact. It would have been much the same 
sort of offering as the non-technical electives WPI had 
before the Plan, but without the stimulus of even neces- 
sarily requiring any specific number. 

Instead of this older model, the Plan designers 
decided it would be more fruitful — and more of an edu- 
cational experience — if students were to investigate one 
area of the humanities — their choice— in some depth. 
This would not only give students a focused and con- 
centrated introduction to the humanities, but it would 
show them just what in-depth study in the humanities 
entails. This is in fact different from the sort of study 
needed in engineering and science and math, and it is 
every bit as difficult — an aspect of humanities scholar- 
ship that few engineering students ever learn to appre- 

Thus was born the humanities sufficiency for Plan 
students majoring in science or engineering. The suffi- 
ciency involves the equivalent of a full half-year of stud 
(six courses) in one area of the humanities, built arounc 
a theme of the student's own choice. Students have 
several broad areas in which they can develop their suft 
ciency themes: drama and theatre, history, history of 
science and technology, foreign languages, literature, 
music, philosophy, art, and religion and social ethics. 

Sample sufficiency topics, to give some flavor of 
the diversity possible, include the following: 

The U.S., the U.S.S.R., and detente 

Psychology viewed humanistically 

Remaining human in the modern world 

Varieties of religious experience 

Love and marriage 

The U-2 incident as presented in the contemporary 
press and in later memoirs 

Thomas Jefferson's contributions in practical 

The military performance of General Philip Sheridar 
during the Civil War 

Ordered strengths — the ethical views of Locke, 
Kant, Darwin, and Biblical Christianity 

Islamic philosophy 

Creativity in philosophy 

Why man seeks religion 

A history of American thought before the Civil War 

The development of storm theory in the United 

New England Transcendental thought in science 
and literature 

Huckleberry Finn and escape from civilization 

Arthur Koestler: his life and political novels 

Frank Zappa and his music 

An analysis of Wagner's Lohengrin 

An analysis of two productions of the American 
Shakespeare Theatre 

A parallel between Othello and the passion of Chris 

Rural life in novels by Hardy and Twain 

Typically a student will be interested in one of the 
general areas and will take a course or two while decid- 
ing just exactly what the theme of his sufficiency will be 
A sufficiency program will normally involve five related 
courses taken as background and preparation, then cul- 
minate in an independent study for one term actually 
writing the final paper or project. In certain areas, stu- 
dents working around the same general topic will partici 

by the editor 

iO years since 
Soddard's rocket 

Vhen the Auburn Rotary Club be- 
;an their plans for a 50th anniver- 
ary celebration of the first success- 
ul launching of a liquid-fueled 
ocket by Dr. Robert Goddard, '08, 
hey turned to WPI for help. 

They wanted someone to con- 
tract a full scale replica of that first 
ocket as a focal point for the cere- 
nonies. WPI officials immediately 
hought of Felix Tozeski. His offi- 
ial title is Technical Designer and 
nstructional Associate in the Me- 
hanical Engineering Department. 
Jnofficially, he's the man people on 
ampus turn to when they need help 
•ith a tricky project involving weld- 
ig or machine shop work. 

For the past 20 years, "Phil" has 
aught students how to weld, how to 
ast metal and how to operate 
lachine tools. He teaches them only 
he fundamentals since his students 
vill never earn their living on the 
aachine. Instead, they'll be design- 
ng mechanical equipment or super- 
ising production someday. "They 
iave to know the basics," said 
^ozeski, "so they'll understand how 
hings are actually made in a shop." 

He started the rocket project last 
all. First he visited the Robert 
-lutchings Goddard Library at 
riark University, where Dr. God- 
lard's notebooks and papers are 
:arefully preserved in a special 
'ault. Mrs. Robert Goddard herself 
lelped him locate some of the early 
lotes, documents and photographs 
vhich provided him a start. Later, 
ie went to the Smithsonian Institu- 
ion in Washington where officials 
it the Air and Space Museum still 
inder construction arranged for him 

to make measurements and sketches 
from the authentic replica of 
Goddard's first rocket which will 
occupy a prominent place there. 
Their greatest help was a set of 
drawings used to build their replica. 

"Once I had all this information, 
it was just a case of making all the 
pieces and putting them together," 
commented Phil. 

His job was easier than Dr. 
Goddard's was 50 years ago because 
Phil knew his rocket would never 
fly. The intricate inner workings of 
the original rocket which couldn't 
be seen are missing from his replica. 
However, he added a special touch 
for realism. Phil's rocket does 
"fire" with the aid of piped-in pro- 
pane gas which shoots a long flame 
from the nozzle for show purposes. 

"People have been asking me 
whatever happened to Goddard's 
original rocket," said Phil. "It 
doesn't exist anymore. After his 
first flight, he rebuilt it completely 
using a lot of old parts. I under- 
stand he did this several times. For 
historic purposes, it would have 
been great if he'd kept it intact. But 
from a practical point of view, he 
saved himself hours of extra work 
by reusing the original parts." 

A major part of Tozeski's work is 
teaching courses in basic machine 
tool operation, welding, forging and 
metal casting. He and his partner 
John "Joe" Gale also do mainte- 
nance on college equipment between 
classes. Gale was his principal helper 
on the rocket project. Several stu- 
dents also worked with him. 

"I like working with the stu- 
dents," said Phil. "They really 
appreciate the help I give them and 
I find that I'm learning from them 
all the time, too. It's really a 
pleasure to get up every morning 
and come in to the college." 

In his spare time, Phil is a bit of 
an inventor. Faced with splitting a 
large pile of logs for his fireplace, 
he built a hydraulic log splitter 
which he called "Big Squeeze." He 
built it all from scrap parts. This 
device was featured in Popular 
Mechanics and he was deluged with 
requests for information on how he 
built it. He has built equipment for 
use in the college shop such as a 
metal roller, and a machine for 
changing truck tires. He loves the 
challenge of a mechanical problem. 

If he'd been born 50 years earlier, 
he might have been one of Robert 
Goddard's helpers. It was just this 
sort of versatile mechanic who could 
do anything with metal who found a 
place on those early Goddard teams. 

The 50th anniversary celebration 
was held March 16, with programs 
at Pakachoag Hill in Auburn, the 
site of Goddard's rocket's 41 -foot 
flight, and in Harrington Audi- 
torium on campus. The featured 
guest speaker at both programs was 
Navy Captain Eugene A. Cernan, 
the astronaut who in 1972 com- 
manded Apollo 17, the last Ameri- 
can manned mission to the moon. 
Cernan was the last astronaut to 
leave the moon's surface. 

Capt. Cernan 's participation in 
the commemoration was an ironic 
reminder of a 1929 Boston Globe 
headline referring to Goddard's 
efforts: "Moon Rocket Misses 
Target by 238,799 Vi Miles." 


WPI Journal I February -April 1976 I A 1 

8 oars and 1 f lyin 

A2 iary April 1'1/fi I WPI Journal 

aucer; to Canada , please 

y Ruth Trask 

YOU GET OUT OF LIFE exactly what you put into 
it. If there is any truth in that old saying, then 
four recent WPI graduates and one undergraduate 
all soon be due for some pretty impressive dividends. 
:ising as early as 4:30 a.m. each day, they undertake 
ainfully rigorous rounds of weight-lifting (over 250,000 
ounds a week!), running, discus-throwing, and rowing, 
11 to one end — to make it to and through the Olympic 
ials this spring and on to the summer Olympic Games 
l Canada. 

"Montreal is where I hope to be in July," says 
lark Dupuis, '72, the current New England discus 
iiampion. And that's exactly where Philadelphia-based 
:ullers Jim Raslavsky, '68, Bob Raslavsky, '77, Edward 
>'Alba, '73, and John Mathews, '74, hope to be, too. 
The price of a berth on the U.S. Olympic team is 
ot cheap. Having extraordinary athletic ability is only 
le beginning. Athletic skills amount to little or nothing 
ithout the determination, discipline, and continued 
sdication necessary to develop them. Continuous train- 
ig and athletic competition involve so much singleness 
f purpose that careers, education, and family life, 
Ithough not entirely abandoned, fall of necessity, into 
olding patterns. Self-sacrifice becomes an accepted way 
f life. 

■ ■ ARK DUPUIS has been dreaming of parti- 
I w#fl cipating in the Olympics since he was 17. 
I W I Last year he gave up an excellent managerial 
osition with Procter & Gamble to take a job which cut 
is income by approximately two-thirds. 

"I needed more time to build myself up and perfect 
ly skills with the discus," he explains. "P&G wasn't 
ble to give me enough time off for training. I decided 
3 look for a teaching job at a private school where I 
ould take advantage of the long vacations." 

Currently an instructor at the Winchendon (Mass.) 
School, Dupuis feels that he has found an adequate, if 
not ideal, solution to his problem. His wife, Karen, 
agrees. "It's really working out well for us here," she 
says, "even though some of our friends thought we were 
crazy to make such a radical change. While our present 
income can't compare with our former one, the school 
does provide for our living arrangements and food. 
Being a close-knit family, one bonus is that we still live 
near our parents. Another plus is that Bridget (the baby) 
and I get to see a lot more of Mark. Besides, he is ful- 
filling his Olympic goal now, and when Mark is happy, 
so are we." 

Home for the Dupuis family now is a cozy 
apartment in Merrell Hall at the Winchendon School, a 
far cry from the $40,000 home they had to sell at a loss 
when he left P&G. But nobody complains about the 

His schedule at Winchendon leaves him plenty of 
time for training, although he is responsible around the 
clock for the welfare of the 16 boys in his section of 
Merrell. From 11:45 until 3 the students have a sports 
break, and during this period Mark trains in weight lift- 
ing, running, and throwing. He gets in extra workout 
time on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, which are 
free time from noon on. And, of course, there are week- 
ends and long vacations, which are almost entirely 
devoted to training. 

Training and competing have become second nature 
to Dupuis since he was in high school. At WPI Mark 
broke a school record by hurling the discus 153'9". 
While at P&G he met coach Carl Wallin of Dartmouth 
College, who encouraged him to reach his potential in 
the discus. At that point in his life, Dupuis wanted to 
stay on at P&G and also pursue his goal with the discus, 
but he discovered that his career and athletic goals were 
incompatible. There weren't enough hours to get every- 
thing in, so he and P&G came to an amicable parting. 

"I will probably get back into business," he says, 
"but right now the Olympics are something I just can't 
pass up." 

He became associated with the Pembroke-based Bob 
Backus Olympic Health Club in 1972. Bob helped him 
with travel expenses to various AAU meets. Later, Jack 

lark Dupuis's training involves scores 
f practice discus throws each day. 

WPI Journal I February- April 1976 I A3 

McDonald of the Greater Boston Track Club approach- 
ed him at a meet and asked him to join his club, which 
Mark did in 1974. The club offers no financial assistance 
but does set up meets and plans travel and team effort. 

"Since Tech I have been financially on my own with 
the discus," Dupuis reveals. "At a minimum I've spent 
$3,000 of my own money. A discus costs $80 and a pair 
of track shoes $35. The money goes fast, especially when 
it comes to special equipment and travel expenses." 

But Dupuis keeps on forging ahead in spite of 
financial problems and a lack of adequate places to 
train. "Only Boston College has an official discus circle 
in New England," he reports. "Most colleges and 
athletic clubs in the area don't know how to build a 
recessed circle with concrete, which gives the thrower a 
toe-board effect, as in the shot put." 

The New England weather has been no asset to his 
training either. He has to train indoors much of the 
year, which he feels gives the edge to his west coast 
competitors who train outdoors all year. Also, the 20 to 
25 mile per hour winds common in the west are more 
favorable to throwing. Generally the winds in the 
northeast are minimal. A favorable wind can make as 
much difference as 15 feet to a throw. 

"If I were training on the west coast, by now I 
would have already qualified for the Olympic trials," 
Dupuis states flatly. 

Western discus men can practice "sweaty and 
loose," usually in ideal 80 degree temperature. That's a 
decided advantage, says Dupuis, in a sport which is 
heavily affected by the whims of Mother Nature. On a 
rainy day a 200-foot throw could win the Olympics, 
while on a warm, windy day it might take a 225-footer, 
he explains. 

In spite of the vagaries of the New England 
weather, Dupuis is confident that he'll do well in the 
trials and eventually in the Olympics. "Ludvik Danek, 
the Czech discus champion, won a gold medal in the 
1972 Olympics and he comes from a similar climate. If 
Danek can do it, Dupuis can do it." 

Mark's weight coach, Joe Donahue of Northeastern 
University, is confident that he'll qualify for the 
Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, come June 10th. Last 
year, as New England discus champion, Dupuis threw 
for his best distance to date, 182'3" — a record breaker. 

"In order to make the Olympic trials, I have to 
throw 196' 10" [60 meters] in an official AAU meet by 
May 31st," he says. "Since I'm usually at my throwing 
peak during the middle of each month, I hope to qualify 
two weeks prior to the deadline." 

Once the 196' 10" mark is met, the AAU will pay 
his expenses for the first day of the Oregon trials. "That 
first day of the trials I'll have to hurl 196' 10" again. 
The next day the top three hurlers make the Olympic 
team. And if I'm one of them, I'll go nuts," he 

Dupuis believes that if he can turn in a 210' throw, 
he'll make the Olympic team. "But a competitor will 
probably have to hit between 212' to 224' to win a 
medal," he says. "As usual, a lot depends on the wind 
and rain factor." 


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In order to get himself ready for the time trials, 
Dupuis follows a rigid three-part training program. The 
first part consists of three hours of running and weight- 
lifting daily to help build strength and body weight. 
"The heavier the discus man, the more power he has to 
propel the discus," he says. So far he's increased his 
weight appreciably during the past year and is fast 
approaching his goal of 255 pounds. "Gaining weight is 
quite a trick," he admits, "when you work out as much 
as I do." (His wife Karen laughs and says, "He 
manages, though. He eats a lot!") 

When forced to train indoors, Mark tapes a two 
kilogram discus to his hand and practices his footwork, 
on a concrete floor. He also uses a "secret weapon" he 
has devised to strengthen his midsection. The "weapon" 
is an eight-foot-long Olympic bar equipped with 300 
pounds of weights which he rotates 360 degrees from 
side to side. 

Part two of his program is concerned with power 
lifting. "This was an area which needed improvement," 
he confides. So far he has competed in a number of 
weight-lifting meets and built himself up to a 500 pound 
official squat, 370 pound bench press, and a deadlift of 
600 pounds. 

The third part of his training program involves 
continued power lifting and the introduction of running, 
throwing, and the explosive Olympic lifts. 

What, if in spite of all the training and preparation, 
Dupuis should injure himself prior to the Olympic trials? 
What would his attitude be then? 

"I've thought about this occasionally," he says 
"and decided that if God wants me to make the Olym- 
pics, I will. If I should become injured, I'll still have 
done the best I'm capable of doing. There will be no 

Dupuis feels that the long hours of agonizing 
training have given him a valuable learning experience. 
He has acquired better techniques and gotten into the 
physics of the discus — how to improve its flight, 
acceleration, and explosion. "When it comes right down 
to it," he explains, "discus throwing is a very technical 
event. It is also a great challenge to the mind and body 
and has brought me closer to God." 

Although he believes that God has been guiding him 
in his Olympic aspirations, he also believes in his own 
abilities and his personal capacity to endure. "I am not 
like Hercules holding up his magic ring to receive a 
lightning bolt of power from the heavens," he says. 
"God guides and I follow, but I know what I, myself, 
have to do to compete and win." 

If the worst happens, however, and he does get 
hurt, he reports that he'd have to think twice before 
he'd consider trying out for the next Olympics. "It took 
me four years to get my weight up from 198 to 255. 
With a bad injury, all that I've accomplished would be 
lost. It would take another four years for me to get back 
where I am right now. Could I ask myself or my family 
to go through all this again?" 

Still, weight men don't peak until age 32, and 
Dupuis is only 25. If for some reason he doesn't make it 
to the Olympics in 1976, Moscow and 1980 are coming 

WPI Journal I February- April 1976 I A5 

WHILE DUPUIS is anticipating participating 
in his first Olympic trials, Jim Raslavsky 
'68, has started out along his second tortuous 
trail to the Olympics and says he hasn't ruled out 1980 
either. Back in 1968, his first time around, he was 
hampered by an injured back and arm and lost out in 
the rowing quarter-finals held in Long Beach, 

But this time his prospects look considerably 
brighter. In top physical condition and with a string of 
recent wins under his belt, the world class heavyweight 
elite single sculler has Montreal firmly in his sights. 

It was at St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, 
Mass. that Raslavsky discovered rowing and the first 
seeds of the Olympic dream took root. Pete Johnson, a 
national lightweight champion sculler was training at 
Lake Quinsigamond, where the St. John's crew rows, 
and invited Jim to work along with him. Before long the 
young heavyweight was outdistancing his teacher. 

After graduating from St. John's, where he had 
competed in numerous sculling events, he entered WPI, 
which had no crew team at all. He quickly remedied that 
situation by starting a team. Four years later his eight- 
oared crew won the New England Small College 

Since graduating from WPI, Jim has married, 
become the father of two daughters, built a house, and 
recently moved to Philadelphia where he is supervisor of 
pewter sculpture production at the Franklin Mint. In 
spite of a demanding job (especially in this bicentennial 
year), and a full family life, Jim's Olympic goals have 
not diminished. His schedule is mind boggling. 

Every morning from March through November he 
gets up at 4:30 a.m. and drives from his apartment in 
suburban Philadelphia to the Undine Barge Club on the 
Schuylkill River. There, in the sometimes sub-freezing 
weather, he launches his 27-foot long, 34-pound single 
shell into the choppy waters and starts his practice 
session. It is a time for perfecting techniques, for 
building stamina, for battling pain. 

An hour later he leaves the river and drives the 16 
miles to the mint where his working day starts at 7:45. 
(The mint has agreed to give Jim a leave of absence 
should he make the Olympics.) At 4:30, his work day 
over, he drives back to the Undine Barge Club for two 
more hours of sculling under the supervision of Jim 
Barker, one of the country's top coaches. 

During the off-season from November to May, Jim 
runs four to six miles each morning from his home in 
Newtown Square, Pa. Then there's the hill work, which 
Jim explains with a broad smile on his rugged face: 
"You look for the steepest hill you can find, then run 
up and down it as fast as you can. You do this five or 
six times until your legs refuse to carry you any 

Athletic Club, a training center for Philadelphia 
oarsmen. There, under the watchful eye of weight-lifting 
coach Al Nino, Jim lifts a total of up to 154,000 pounds 
during his workout. 



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Afterwards he tackles the "monster," a giant 
rowing machine made of pipes, pulleys, cables, and 
weights that can simulate the immense physical strain of 
a 2000-meter sculling race. Grasping the rowing bar, his 
face becomes a mask of intense concentration, every 
muscle tense, every movement part of a powerful 
rhythm. After 40 strokes his face contorts in pain. His 
temples throb and perspiration slicks his forehead. He 
passes 100 strokes, 200, 300. His eyes are glazed and he 
gulps for air. After 350 strokes, he leaves the "monster" 
and silently, trembling with fatigue, he walks away, 
leaving the machine for is teammates. 

Is the pain and the agony worth it? Is the prospect 
of winning an Olympic gold medal worth the almost 
superhuman effort involved to get it? 

"Yes," Raslavsky says in his soft-spoken manner. 
"And there are good reasons why we train as rigorously 
as we do. Sculling is the most exhausting sport there is. 
In a 2000-meter race a good sculler will burn up more 
energy in seven minutes than a pro football player uses 
in a 60-minute game. We have to work hard to build up 
our heart and lung capacity." 

Strenuous workouts have slowed his normal pulse 
rate to an incredible 42 beats per minute and have really 
begun to pay off for him all around. Last year he took 
first place in the Middle States Regatta in Philadelphia 
and first place at the Head of the Connecticut Regatta in 
Middletown. Against several former national champions 
and top representatives of the Pan American team, he 
placed a respectable third in Boston's prestigious Head 
of the Charles Regatta last October. Such wins can't 
help but bolster his confidence as he looks ahead to the 
time trials and to Montreal. Beyond the agony of effort 
lies victory. 



JIM'S BROTHER, BOB, '77, is his partner in pain. 
Bob and Jim, sons of Albert J. Raslavsky, '39, 
a star WPI athlete, both got their sculling starts at 
St. John's in Shrewsbury. Jim also took the time to 
teach his younger brother all that he knew about rowing 
during long afternoons on Lake Quinsigamond. Later 
Bob followed Jim to WPI. 

Now Bob has transferred from WPI for a semester 
(to Villanova) so that he can be in Philadelphia to train 
for the Olympic trials with Jim. The trials are slated for 
June on Carnegie Lake near Princeton, N.J. 

"I've been away from serious training for quite a 
while," Bob says. "But working out with Jim makes it 
easier. He even has a special weight-lifting room right in 
his apartment building." 

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Left: Jim Raslavsky enmeshed in the 
"Monster" rowing trainer, while club- 
mates wait their turns. 
Right: Along on the Schuylkill, Jim rows 
his single shell for hours every day. 

Bob, who also belongs to the Undine Barge Club, 
was a star schoolboy sculler at St. John's. He won the 
New England Singles High School Championship in 
1969, just 20 minutes after he'd competed in the eight! 
The finish was so big that Sports Illustrated featured 
Bob in its "Faces in the Crowd" section. The magazine 
also awarded him a silver trophy. 

In 1970 he was a member of the U.S. Youth 
Rowing Team and took part in the Junior World 
Championships held in Greece. While still at St. John's 
he came in second in the 1971 National High School 
Championships at Syracuse. In 1972 and 1973 he 
captained the freshman rowing team at Boston 
University and was awarded a special plaque for his 
contributions to freshman rowing. 

After a year at Norton Company, he entered WPI 
and became a member of the crew team. His most recent 
official race was last year's Head of the Charles Regatta, 
which was coached by David Ploss, '70, former WPI 

Bob now follows essentially the same training 
program as Jim. He is also working toward achieving 
the world class heavyweight elite single classification that 
his brother holds. 

ED D'ALBA, '73, has the April date of the 
Princeton pre-trial races inked in on his schedule. 
"And in June I'll try out for any spot I can get," 
he declares. "Singles, doubles, quads, whatever. There 
are only seven slots open on the U.S. Olympic sculling 
team, and I'm busting myself to qualify for one of 

D'Alba is a top oarsman and former captain of the 
WPI crew and, like Jim Raslavsky, has to work around 
a full-time job to train for the trials. Currently he is a 
project engineer at Philadelphia International Airport on 
assignment from Urban Engineers, but he manages to 
budget his free time to train and compete. 

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"The amazing thing about this year's pre-Olymp: 
crew competition is the large number of aspiring athhes 
from small colleges such as WPI," he says. "The usul 
big name colleges like Harvard will be represented, b : 
they will not dominate the squad as they have in the 
past. WPI has, perhaps, more Olympic hopefuls traimt: 
in Philadelphia (the rowing capital of the U.S.) than ny 
other college or university. Training together with th< 
hope that one or all of us will make the team provide 
added psych which is so necessary to get us through <ir 
workouts. A WPI oarsman on the Olympic squad wclld 
be a plus both for Tech and the WPI rowing progran '" 
he emphasizes. 

At the end of his senior year at WPI, when Ed's 
team won a number of races, the thought of a berth a 
the Olympic team began to emerge. The thought now 
looks like more of a reality as the rewards of his 
intensive training have become apparent. For exampl< 
during the last race of the season, D'Alba won both ne 
singles and doubles races at the Frost Bite Regatta. 

Earlier, he teamed up with PKT fraternity brotho 
Jim Raslavsky for the Undine Barge Club. They ente;jd 
several doubles races, including the Middle States 
Regatta, where they finished several lengths ahead of he 
nearest rival, only to find that they had been disqualied 
for passing under the wrong bridge arch. Several wee: 
later, with no disqualifications, they placed second in 
field of sixteen in the Head of the Schuylkill and fouip 
out of forty in the Head of the Charles. 

"We never trained in the double — we just got in |i 
race day and beat a lot of people," D'Alba reports. 
"Jim and I could really make the boat click. There's 
a long road ahead of us before Montreal," he adds. 
"But we're giving it all we've got." 

=ft: Bob Raslavsky straining his way 
ward the hoped-for Olympic berth, 
ight: Ed D'Alba holds down John 
'athews' legs during a workout. 

! ■ OHN MATHEWS, '74 

! I recently gave up his civil 
h^ engineering job and is already 

dng on his own resources as 

: globe trots from one regatta to 

other posting remarkable results. 

Affiliated with the Philadelphia Vesper Boat Club, 
! made his most important win to date when he rowed 
!>w and helped capture a gold medal for the U.S. in the 
j o-man shell-with-coxwain event at the Pan American 

imes in Mexico City on October 19th. 

The December issue of The Oarsman magazine 
1 )orted that prior to the all-important preliminary heat 
: Oct. 15th, Mathews said, "Let's not mess around. 
* t's just go kill 'em". . . and then proceeded to do 
1 actly that. The Vesper boat spurted into the lead over 

iba, Uruguay, and Mexico in the semi-final, and was 
r t of reach in the first 500. Rowing a solid 30-31 

okes per minute through the middle 1000 and 

:reasing the rating slightly in the last quarter, the U.S. 
t ;w pulled ever further in front, besting second place 
\ iba by 21 seconds. The win put the Vesper team in the 

lals on Sunday when they rowed past the Canadian 
jtry and brought the U.S. its first gold at the regatta. 
The victory was doubly sweet for the former co- 

ptain of the WPI crew. It made Montreal look like 
bre of a sure thing, and it helped erase, or at least 

riper, the memories of Nottingham, England, and the 

iastrous 1975 World Rowing Championships. 
Actually, Mathews and his teammate Darrell 

eugdenhil of Seattle (coxed pairs) were a couple of 
lighter lights for the U.S. at Nottingham last August. 

ley started out on a positive note and had a little bit of 
'ck in the Sept. 1 event. The September 8 issue of 

forts Illustrated reported: "In the whole day's rowing 

ily the "Monster" and his teammate placed." 

/lathews, at 6'4" and 225 pounds, amiably invites 
'jople to call him "Monster," although at WPI and Phi 

gma Kappa, he was dubbed "Tree.") 
Describing his effort involved in the event, "Tree" 

id, directly following the race, "I've never dug down 

side so deep. I'm still all pain from the thighs down. 

'hen we were coming up from fifth place on 

ugoslavia, just like it says in the stories, everything 
ent black in front of me." 

Exhausted but euphoric over the third place semi- 
final photo finish, Mathews walked into the boathouse. 
The next day at the finals, the rains came, and the 
winds, and Mathews and his teammate only managed a 
fifth. Said a dejected John Mathews, "It wasn't my 

It wasn't a day for the U.S. either. For the first 
time in rowing history the U.S. did not appear at the 
medals table at the championships. 

In June at Henley-on-the-Thames, England, 
Mathews and his Vesper teammates had fared consider- 
ably better snaring a second place in the straight four 
event. Later in the season he won two gold medals at the 
U.S. Nationals rowing the coxed-pair and coxed-four 
events. At the Head of the Charles Regatta in October 
rowing for Vesper he copped two firsts in the 8-man elite 
and elite four-oared shells and cox, simultaneously 
winning the Boston Globe Trophy and the Schaefer 
Trophy. This summer John will try for the U.S. team by 
competing in the U.S. coxed-pair trials. 

THE ROAD to Montreal for all of WPI's athletes 
will be paved with similar victories and defeats. It 
will be paved with sweat, exhaustion, humiliation, 
determination, and immeasurable self-sacrifice. But, 
most of all, it will be paved with pain. 

Every WPI Olympic hopeful knows that somewhere 
a Russian or a Norwegian athlete is straining every 
muscle, every nerve, to its utmost, and blinding himself 
to the agony. As Jim Raslavsky says, "It's the man who 
can stand the pain the longest who will win the 

WPI Journal I February- April 1976 I A9 


The data on which these class notes are based 
had all been received by the Alumni Association 
before March 15, when it was compiled for 
publication. Information received after that date 
will be used in succeeding issues of the WPI 


R.H. Dufault and his wife, Chris, have 
moved from their Spencer home and joined 
forces with their daughter, Mrs. Claire D. 
Wilson at 32 Pine St., Wellesley Hills, Mass. 


Mrs. Robert E. Lamb broke her hip and leg 
last winter but is making good progress in 
her recovery and hopes to attend the 60th 
class reunion with Bob in June. 


Robert E. Quinlan has retired. He was a 
regional representative for Equity Funding 
Securities Corp. in Albuquerque, N.M. 


Warren P. Gleason currently serves as a 
trustee and a member of the planning board 
of the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in 
Ellsworth, Me. He is also chairman of the 
utility committee in Winter Harbor. 


Charles MacLennan continues with the 
Canadian Executive Service Overseas and is 
still located with his host Brazilian family in 
Florianopolis. He writes that as an advisor in 
the electrical development in the area, he has 
experienced more personal satisfaction than 
at "any time during my previous working 
career." Recently he vacationed in Florida, 
Illinois, Nova Scotia, and England. He and his 
wife, Audrey, are building a house in River 
John, Nova Scotia. 

Paris Fletcher, an emeritus WPI trustee, and 
his wife, Marion, were recent visitors at the 
home of the Arthur W. Knights in Lower 
Waterford, Vt. . . . Harold P. Richmond 
became a Life Member of the Institute of 
Electrical and Electronics Engineers last fall. 
The status is reserved for those who have 
had a great deal of experience in the 
profession and a long association with IEEE. 


The Carl Backstroms toured six Central 
American countries and discovered that 
winter in Guatemala at 5000' is like spring in 
New England. 


The former corporate director of the contract 
management division at Collins Radio Co., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, William Graham, has 
retired. ... A memorial communion table and 
linens were dedicated in memory of the Rev. 
Walker T. Hawley at Middlebury (Vt.) 
Congregational Church last December. Rev. 
Hawley, who had been pastor at the church 

from 1947 to 1968, died in 1974 H. 

Edwin Hosmer, who was with Monsanto in 
Springfield, Mass., retired recently. . . . 
Robert S. Williamson, an industrial engineer 
who had been with Union Carbide Co., 
Cleveland for many years, has retired. 


Emile R. Dube is retired. He had been 
quality assurance manager for Swift & 
Company in Kearny, N.J. . . . Elliot E. Jones 
retired as a consultant for U.S. Steel last 


Arthur H. Dixon has retired. For many years 
he was with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 
in Denver, Colo. . . . John J. Dwyer has 
retired after serving 38 years as a teacher and 
director of Worcester Vocational Trade High 
School. He and his wife now expect to spend 
much of the time living on their new 36-foot 
cabin cruiser. Dwyer, who is the past 
president of the Massachusetts Association 
of Vocational Administrators, also plans to 
remain active with the association. . . . Also 
on the retired list is Paul G. Guernsey. He 
was sales manager of the credit card 
department at Mobil Oil Corp., New York 
City. . . . Anthony Kapinos, who was with 
Studebaker Worthington, Inc., of Springfield, 
Mass., for many years, has retired. 


Dwight J. Dwinell, who retired in 1973 a 
manager of equipment design at GTE 
Sylvania's equipment development plant ir 
Salem, Mass., was recently named a recipi 
of the Leslie H. Warner Technical 
Achievement Award for his part in the 
development of new equipment for the 
production of Magicubes. The award is 
designed to provide both recognition and 
substantial cash to employees whose 
outstanding technical achievements make 
important contributions to the growth and 
profitability of General Telephone £r 
Electronics Corporation. Mr. Dwinell joined 
GTE Sylvania in Salem in 1936 as an 
assistant production supervisor. Later he 
served as an equipment designer and 
supervisor of equipment design. He holds 1 
U.S. patents. 

Edward R. Markert has retired. He had 
been chief of the factory branch at 
Springfield (Mass.) Armory. . . . Also retiree 
is Frederick G. Webber. He was the form 
assistant to the vice president of engineerir 
at General Instrument Corp., Chicopee, Ma 


Edward J. Cove retired as a local test 
foreman for New England Telephone & 
Telegraph Co. in February. . . . C. Marshal 
Dann, U.S. Commissioner of Patents and 
Trademarks, spoke before the Los Angeles 
Area Chamber of Commerce in January. Hi 
explained how businessmen and exporters 
may benefit from patent and trademark 
protection. Last November the U.S. becam 
the first country having major patent activit 
to ratify the "Patent Cooperative Treaty", a 
major advance which will help Americans g 
patent protection, Dann said. . . . Weslye L 
Martin, a self-employed professional 
engineer, is located in Bennington, Vt. 


Retiring after 20 years of federal service as 
civilian employe, George E. Rocheford wa 
honored at a reception given by fellow 
employees of the New England Division of 
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walthar 
in January. He had been assistant chief of 
the structural section in the engineering 
division at Corps headquarters. 

AW lary-April 1976 WPI Journal 




f. Ray Linsley, executive head of the civil 
ineering department at Stanford 
\/ersity, has retired. 


rently Jack Germain serves as vice 
jident of sales for New Britain (Conn.) 
;hinery, a division of Lucas Machine. 


ward J. Blanchard is with Willamette 
i & Steel in Richmond, Calif. . . . Bryant 
ider Corporation, a unit of Ex-Cell-0 
p., has announced the appointment of E. 
ice Crabtree as general sales manager for 
ant grinding equipment. He will be 
>onsible for all domestic and foreign sales, 
ir to joining Bryant Grinder, he was 
ctor of marketing for Erickson Tool Co. 


emie LaFrance, Jr. is a design engineer 
Martin Marietta Corp. in Baltimore, Md. 
Gerald Lainer holds the post of 
5ident at Telesco International Corp., 
nview, N.Y. . . . Richard F. Scharmann 
retired. For many years he was a scientist 
branch superintendent with U.S. Naval 
Development in Warminster, Pa. . . . 
ry Terkanian currently serves as 
cipal engineer at Raytheon Co. in 
iford, Mass. 


nard H. White has been elected a 
ctor of the Mechanics National Bank in 
rcester. He is president and treasurer of 
. White Construction Co., Inc., Auburn 
president and director of the Milford 
ter Co. and the Whitinsville Water Co. An 
irporator of Hahnemann Hospital, he is 
i past president of the Auburn Rotary; a 
Tiber of NSPE; American Water Works 
ociation; New England Water Works 
■oc; Massachusetts and New Hampshire 
ter Works associations; and New England 
> Association. 

Donald D. Alden works for Beringer Co., 
Inc., Marblehead, Mass. . . . E. Curtis 
Ambler, chief engineer in technical services 
at the Stanley Works, recently received the 
Jaycee Public Service Award in Newington, 
Conn. He is a town councilman, leader of the 
Republican minority, and has served as the 
town's representative to the Central 
Connecticut Refus3 Authority. For eight years 
he was on the town plan and zoning 
commission. A cofounder and president of 
Newington Antique Fire Apparatus, Inc., he is 
also a member of the volunteer fire 
department. He is a director of the 
Newington Children's Hospital and the first 
lay moderator in the 246-year history of the 
local Congregational Church. He is a charter 
member and past master of Sequin Lodge 
140 A.F. & A. M. and a retired lieutenant 
commander in the Naval Reserve. 

Prof. Roy Bourgault of WPI's mechanical 
engineering department was coauthor of the 
article "Teaching Failure Analysis: Two 
Approaches", which appeared in the January 
edition of Engineering Education. . . . Paul C. 
Disario, Jr. is now vice president of Burns 
and Roe Industrial Services Corp. in Paramus, 
N.J. . . . Edward A. Hebditch serves as 
principal at E.A. Hebditch Assoc, in 


Robert W. Alexander is with the Marine 
Plastics Division of Northern Petro-chemical 
Co. in Clinton, Mass. . . . Jackson L. 
Durkee has left Bethlehem Steel Corporation 
after a 28-year bridge building career in the 
firm's fabricated steel construction division, 
which is now being closed. Currently he is 
visiting professor of civil engineering at 
Cornell University. While with Bethlehem, he 
had been the company's chief bridge 
engineer since 1965 and was responsible for 
the structural integrity of major bridgework. 
. . . Galpin M. Etherington is employed by 
Birmingham (Ala.) Stove & Range Co. . . . 
Robert A. Painter, president of the 
Electronic Instrument & Specialty 
Corporation, Stoneham, Mass., was recently 
elected to the board of directors of the 
Smaller Business Association of New England 
(SBANE), Waltham. SBANE is a private 
non-profit association of over 1 ,200 smaller 
businesses in New England. . . . Frank Szel 
is now with the engineering and construction 
services division of Dow Chemical in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 


Irving James Donahue, Jr., president of 
Donahue Industries, Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass. 
has been elected a trustee of Memorial 
Hospital, Worcester. He is a W PI trustee, 
Shrewsbury Finance Committee chairman, 
and director of the Massachusetts 
Association of Finance Committees. A past 
director of the Worcester Area Chamber of 
Commerce, he is also past president and 
director of the Central Massachusetts 
Employers Association. 

Anson C. Fyler has resigned from Arrow- 
Hart as president to become the new 
president and chief executive officer of the 
Superior Electric Co., Bristol, Conn. Since 
1946 he has been associated with the 
electrical industry, becoming the president of 
Arrow-Hart, Inc. in 1966. He was named 
chairman of the board in 1970. He is also a 
director of Crouse-Hinds which merged with 
Arrow-Hart last year. Presently he serves as a 
director of the Connecticut Bank & Trust 
Co., Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co., and 
Veeder lndustries,lnc, and as a WPI trustee. 
. . . Charles C. Shattuck holds the post of 
director of manufacturing for Standard 
Electric Time in Springfield, Mass. 


Married: Robert D. Bartlett and Elva 
Grigsby on December 27, 1975. The Bartletts 
reside in Shawnee, Kansas. 

Francis L. Bliven is an extrusion 
superintendent at Lloyd Mfg. Co., Inc., 
Warren, R.I. . . . Lionel B. Brooks, chairman 
of the board and chief executive officer of 
Eastco, New England distributors for 
Whirlpool, RCA, Lloyds, Monarch Carpets, 
and Congoleum, has been elected president 
of the Electric Institute, the electric industry 
association serving Eastern Massachusetts. 
He joined Eastco in 1946. . . . Robert B. 
Charlton is with Wallace McRoy & Assoc, 
Birmingham, Ala. . . . Rudolf L. Hirss is 
employed by Giroux Screen Print in 
Burlington, Vt. 

Carlton G. Lutts, Jr. owns the Cabot 
Market Letter in Salem, Mass. . . . James L. 
Sullivan has joined Inland Ryerson 
Construction Products Co. in Milwaukee, 
Wis. . . . Robert C. Taylor works for 
Thermoplastics Co., Inc., Leicester, Mass. . . . 
Miczyslaw J. Waclawek is now with Lely 
Multipower and resides in Temple, Texas. 


Lawrence T. Garnett works for Statham 
Instruments, Inc., Oxnard, Calif. . . . Presently 
John G. Hambor is with Galileo Electro 
Optics in Eatontown, N.J. . . . James J. 
Hierl is employed in the magnetic peripherals 
division at Control Data Corp. in Oklahoma 
City, Okla. . . . Stephen Koval is with the 
Department of Youth Authority in Paso 
Robles, Calif. . . . Paul D. O'Donnell, 
division general manager of Westinghouse 
Electric Corporation in Tampa, Fla., has been 
elected as a member of the board of directors 
at the Exchange Bank of Westshore. Listed in 
Who's Who, he is also a director of I EM, 
Mexico City, one of the largest 
manufacturing concerns in Mexico and a past 
president of AIIE. He is on the board of 
governors of the Greater Tampa Chamber of 
Commerce and serves on the board of 
directors of Florida Gulf Coast Symphony, 
and Junior Achievement of Greater Tampa. 

WPI Journal I February -April 1976 I A11 



And we're still working on it. 

You see, the invention of the telephone didn't stop with Alexander 
Graham Bell. It just started. 

Because the telephone is just the beginning of a telephone call. 
It's part of an intricate network of a trillion parts and nearly 
a billion miles of circuits. 

To build this network, we at Bell Labs and Western 
Electric have long worked as a team with AT&T and your 
Bell telephone company. 

As a result, America has the best telecommunications 
system in the world. 

And the world has the benefits of such Bell System 
innovations as the transistor, the coaxial cable and direct 
distance dialing. 

Working together, we've created entirely new communi- 
cation systems. Like our latest switching machine that can 
route 550,000 calls an hour. 

At the same time, we're constantly improving existing 
systems. Like tripling the capacity of our major microwave radio 
system in the last ten years. 

Even the standard telephone that you probably think never 
changes has had virtually every major part improved since 1972 

In fact, we've made more than 2,500 improvements in your 
phone in the last twenty-five years. 

Not just to make it look different. But to make it work better. 

And to keep its cost down. 

Improvements like these don't just happen. 

The Bell System invests more than $750 million a year 
in research and development. 

As an outgrowth, we receive an average of more than 
two patents every working day. And nearly half the things 
Western Electric will make this year didn't even 
exist four years ago. 

In the next 10 years, we plan to 
expand the capacity of the telephone 
network as much as we have in the 
past 100 years. 

To keep this network operating and 
growing takes the innovative teamwork 
of Bell Labs and Western Electric. 

The kind of innovative teamwork 
that makes us say: 

One Bell System. It works. 

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Bell Labs 
Western Electric 

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15 Belmont Street, Worcester, Mass. 01605 

Serving the Ferrous and Non-Ferrous World Markets since 1888 as 
Engineers and Manufacturers of Rolling Mills, Morgoil Bearings, 
Wire Drawing Machinery and Furnace Equipment 



Norman L Diegoli received a 25-year 
Award of Merit from the American 
Association of State Highway and 
Transportation Officials in January. He serves 
as deputy chief engineer of maintenance with 
the Massachusetts Department of Public 
Works. . . . John G. FitzPatrick holds the 
position of assistant vice president of 
manufacturing at Lenox China, Linwood, N.J. 
... Dr. Myron E. Lunchick owns SEACO in 
Bethesda, Md. . . . Albert J. Merlini has 
been appointed an associate professor in the 
math and science department at Vocational- 
Technical College in Laconia, N.H. Previously 
he taught in the electrical engineering 
department at UNH. He has also served as 
staff supervisor to the director of engineering 
at AVCO Systems Division, Wilmington, 
Mass. . . . Wesson C. Miller is a general 
agent at Provident Life & Accident Insurance 
Co. in West Hartford, Conn. 


Dean P. Amidon and Francis W. Holden 

recently received 25-year Awards of Merit 
from the American Association of State 
Highway and Transportation Officials. 
Amidon is a highway engineer in District I 
(Pittsfield) of the Massachusetts Department 
of Public Works. Holden is a research and 
materials engineer with the DPW. . . . 
Maurice Nirenstein works for Ebasco 
Services in New York City. . . . Claude F. 
Veraa has joined Pallace, Inc., Silver Spring, 


Edward L. Ahlstrom has joined Stone & 
Webster, Boston. . . . John F. Gallagher 
was recently awarded a 25-year Award of 
Merit by the American Associatidn of State 
Highway and Transportation Officials. He is a 
project development engineer with the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Works. 

. . . William C. Griggs is president of W.C. 
Griggs, Inc., Lakewood, Colorado. . . . 
Richard F. Johnson, Jr. serves as senior 
product engineer at Terry Steam Turbine in 
Windsor, Conn. . . . James W. Marston 
works for the State of New Hampshire Air 
Pollution Control Division in Campton, 
N.H. ... 


Carl E. Johansson has been employed by 
Rachelle Laboratories, Long Beach, Calif. . . . 
Thomas M. June was recently named 
manager of the building materials department 
of the organic materials division of Koppers 
Company, inc., Pittsburgh, Pa. He will 
supervise sales and marketing of built-up 
roofing and roof maintenance materials for 
building and architectural applications. In 
1951 he joined the firm as a cadet engineer 
and later held several management positions 
in the division. Prior to his latest promotion 
he was chemical group production manager. 
He is a member of the American Wood 
Preservers' Association and the Professional 
Engineers Society of West Virginia. . . . 
Duncan W. Munro, superintendent of 
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass., 
has been elected first vice president of the 
American Cemetery Association. The post 
includes membership on the executive 
committee. Munro has served as director, 
secretary and second vice president of AC A 
and has written many articles for technical 
journals. . . . Vartkes K. Sohigian is now 
director of industrial relations for the 
Simonds Cutting Tool Division of Wallace 
Murray Corp. in Fitchburg, Mass. He will be 
responsible for planning, developing and 
coordinating programs to meet the division's 
personnel goals and objectives of improving 
organization results. Sohigian, who began at 
Simonds in 1971, will be involved with career 
planning, labor relations, and 
communications. . . . Joseph S. Vitalis, Jr. 
is with the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency in Washington, D.C. From 1972 to 
1974 he served as mayor of Crestwood, 

Prof. Robert Goff has been named assoil 
dean of the College of Engineering at the 
University of Rhode Island. Since 1953 h(i< 
been a member of the department of 
mechanical engineering and applied 
mechanics. In 1967 he was promoted to 
associate professor. . . . Currently RoberU 
Meyer is a senior manufacturing engineer 
Martin Marietta Corp. in New Orleans, La, 
"Buzz" Moore recently formed his own 
sales representation company, Castle Mo<3 
Associates, Inc., in Ridgewood, N.J. His "n 
serves the process equipment industry. 


Richard R. Carlson is a project engineerl 

Dresser Industries, Inc., Westboro, Mass. i 
also holds the post of vice chairman of th|; 
Worcester Chapter of the American Socief 
for Metals. . . . Robert Eisenberg is a sell 
employed computer consultant in West 
Paterson, N.J. . . . Charles Home has ben 
named needle bearing group quality contr, 
manager at Torrington, (Conn.) Co. In 19Ej 
he joined the company as a bearing design 
and became application engineer in 1969. 
Subsequently he was named chief applicai 
engineer. . . . Simplatrol Products Corp., a| 
subsidiary of Formsprag Company, has 
moved from Auburn (Mass.) to Webster. 
Herbert S. Peterson holds the post of 
president at the firm. . . . David T. 
VanCovern left Exxon after 21 years to 
become corporate vice president of Rowe 
Corporation in Charlotte, N.C. His firm is £ 
holding company with member companies 
operating in several different construction 
and manufacturing fields. . . . S.M. Versh 
is director of finance in the foam and plast 
division at Tenneco Chemicals Co., Parami 


Lee W. Catineau is with Reynolds 
Securities, Inc., in Boston. . . . William H. 
Hills, president of Hills Research & 
Development, Inc., Melbourne, Fla., also 
serves as president of Cryo-Line, Inc., whic 
manufactures Dam-it pipe freezing tool. . . 
George H. Kay, Jr. works for GTE Sylvan 
in Needham Heights, Mass. . . . Harry L. 
Mirick has been named vice president for 
operations at Time Computer, Inc., Lancasi 
Pa. Previously he was with Hamilton Watcl 
Co. and IBM. . . . Wilfred F. Taylor, who 
self-employed at Crowell & Taylor Corp., 
Yarmouthport, Mass., writes that his oldest 
son, Robert, is now attending WPI. . . . 
Richard H. Wheelock is sales manager at 
Topaz Electronics, a subsidiary of Intermark, 
Inc., San Diego, Calif. 

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aert L. Chang is with the Aernutronic 
p., a subsidiary of Ford Motor Co. in Palo 
), Calif. . . . Lawrence F. Dennis 
;ently serves as a deputy director of 
duct assurance at Fort Monmouth, N.J. 
Brian J. Kelly holds the position of 
sion operations manager at Bell 
jphone in Pittsburgh. . . . Richard J. 
:ey works for Teredyne, Inc., Boston. . . . 
vin F. Nesman is an electronic engineer 
A\T. . . . Currently Martin A. Rafferty is 
ior engineering supervisor for Esso 
ndard Libya, Inc., Tripoli, Libya. . . . 
nald F. Zwiers serves as chief engineer at 
nlite Corp. in Joliet, III. 


jert R. Baer, who was recently in 
lagement and marketing services on the 
;t Coast, has completed his postgraduate 
lagement program at UCLA. He is 
,ing forward to the prospect of returning 
he East Coast and a long-term assignment 
larketing, sales, or training. 


rray A. Cappers, Jr. works as a 
sultant for Allied Chemical in Morristown, 
.... Seymour L. Friedman owns Tri-K 
jstries, Westwood, N.J. . . . David W. 
>kinson was recently named vice 
;ident of operations at United Illuminating 
lew Haven, Conn. (He succeeds 
;smate Leon Morgan, who was 
noted to executive vice president.) He 
sd the firm in 1957 and was later 
ointed superintendent of Steel Point 
:ion. He was vice chairman of the New 
en Chapter of ASME and is a director of 
Quinnipiac Council, BSA. He is also past 
;ident of the Hamden Youth Hockey 
ociation and the Connecticut Hockey 

arl J. Kennen, SIM, has been appointed 
erintendent of the Coes Knife Co., 
rcester. He has been with the company 
30 years. . . . Richard F. Moore is chief 
ineer at FAG Bearings Corp., Stamford, 
in. . . . Leon A. Morgan now holds the 
/ position of executive vice president of 
rations engineering and customer services 
Jnited Illuminating, New Haven, Conn. He 
an work at U I in 1957 as an assistant 
ineer and rose to vice president of 
•rations in 1973. A registered professional 
ineer, he is also a member of the 
erican Management Association. He has 
n affiliated with the North Branford 
nn.) Economic Development Foundation, 
Jaycees, and BSA, which he serves as 
ictor. . . . Charles M. Stasey holds the 
t of director of engineering at Advanced 
tals Research in Bedford, Mass. 

Gary C. Blodgett was recently appointed 
manager of igniter products for Norton 
Company's Industrial Ceramics Division. He 
will be responsible for the manufacture and 
marketing of the division's new silicon 
carbide igniter, part of a direct electrical 
ignition system used to replace pilot lights in 
gas appliances. Since joining Norton in 1959, 
he has held several engineering and 
management positions. He holds an MBA 
from Clark. . . . Charles B. Cushman is with 
Pedersen Golf, New Haven, Conn. . . . David 
B. Denniston is marketing manager of 
customer service at Digital Equipment Corp. 
in Maynard, Mass. . . . Anthony J. 
DiGiovanni serves as general superintendent 
at Boston Gas Co. . . . Jasper Freese of 
Freese Engineering is located in Greeley, 
Colo. . . . Robert Jacobson currently serves 
as a market representative for IBM in 
Hamden, Conn. 

James J. Johnson continues with New 
Jersey Bell Telephone in Camden, N.J. where 
he is presently area plant manager. . . . John 
H. Porter is with AMS Associates in Darien, 
Conn. . . . Stewart L. Staples of Staples 
Building & Development, Inc., is located in 
Tucson, Ariz. . . . George F. Walker, SIM, 
has been promoted to vice president of 
administration at Johnson Steel and Wire, 
Inc., Worcester. He will be responsible for 
industrial relations, purchasing, traffic and 
engineering. Previously he had been 
production manager, production 
superintendent, and director of industrial 
relations and personnel. . . . Robert F. Wolff 
holds the post of manager of the systems 
operations department at Consolidated 
Edison in New York City. 


Anthony E. Engstrom is manager at Fox & 
Carskadon in San Rafael, Calif. ... Dr. David 
A. Evensen, who recently left TRW, is now 
employed by J.H. Wiggins Co., Redondo 
Beach, Calif. He has written over 40 technical 
papers, the most recent being "Vibration 
Analysis of Multisymmetric Structures" 
which will appear in an upcoming issue of 
the AIAA Journal. The Evensens reside in 
Torrance, Calif. . . . Oscar H. Hawley serves 
as principal at Sayre School, Lexington, Ky. 
. . . William R. Schnitzler works for U.S. 
Surgical in Stamford, Conn. . . . Edwin D. 
Tenney is a product manager in the Buell 
Emission Control Division of Envirotech 
Corp., Lebanon, Pa. . . . William C. 
Whitehead is employed by Harris Corp. in 
Palm Bay, Fla. . . . Ernest F. Woodtli has 
joined GE in Valley Forge, Pa. 

Robert W. Jebens is with RCA Lab., 
Princeton, N.J. . . . John F. Kirkpatrick is a 
system consultant with System Resources, 
Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . . Alexander 
J. Kowalewski holds the post of 
engineering manager at Hooker Chemical 
Corp., Burlington, N.J. . . . Formerly chief 
engineer of the Mattabassett District (New 
Britain, Conn, area), Stanley L. Kubas is 
now director of plant operations and 
maintenance for Camp Dresser & McKee, 
Inc., Boston. He will be responsible for 
scheduling operations, staffing, operational 
start-up, and maintenance services for 
multimillion dollar water and waste water 
facilities. . . . Peter A. Lajoie serves as sales 
manager of the Trump-Ross Division of 
Datametrics, a subsidiary of ITE Imperial in 
North Billerica, Mass. . . . Donald 
MacMillan is with Instrumentation Lab., 
Lexington, Mass., and Bruce A. 
MacPhetres is an inventory and cost 
engineer in economic studies for New 
England Telephone in Boston. ... Dr. 
Ronald J. Richard, assistant professor of 
physics at Benedictine College, received his 
PhD in astronomy from UCLA in December. 
He earned his MA in astronomy at UCLA 
and his MS in aeronautics and astronautics 
from the University of Michigan. Prior to 
joining Benedictine in 1970, he was with 
Clevite Transistor Corp., Cambridge, Mass. 
Later he helped design spacecraft trajectories 
for the Ranger, Surveyor and Mariner 
missions, while he was at the Jet Propulsion 
Lab. in Pasadena, Calif. Dr. Richard won a 
NASA traineeship to work on his doctorate. 
He has written numerous published reports 
and articles. . . . Presently Bernard L. 
Tetreault holds the post of executive 
director of the Housing Opportunities 
Commission of Montgomery County, Silver 
Spring, Md. 


Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Allessio. 
their first son, Henry Paul, on August 12, 
1975. The Allessios also have two daughters. 
Hank is with William E. Hill & Co., Inc., New 
York City. 

John Buckley of Buckley & Co., 
Wellesley Hills, Mass., conducted a seminar, 
"New Product-Service Planning and 
Development" at Bentley College in Waltham 
in January. The seminar was the first of a 
series of 14 one-day programs sponsored by 
the Smaller Business Association of New 
England, Inc. ... Dr. Jack Gabarro, who 
teaches in the MBA program at Harvard 
Business School, is also head of the faculty 
group teaching Human Behavior in 
Organizations. Recently he has been serving 
as a director of Town and Country Jewelry 
Manufacturing, acting as an adviser to the 
NSF's outside evaluation team on the WPI 
Plan, and doing consulting work. He, his 
wife, Marilyn, and daughter, Jana, live in 
Cambridge. . . . Charles R. Mixer is 
engineering sections head for Sperry Systems 
Management in Great Neck, N.Y. . . . 
Herbert S. Moores serves as town engineer 
in Newburgh, N.Y. 

WPI Journal I February -April 1976 I A15 

Technology At Texas Instruments, 

it is the foundation of a double goal: Produce 

better products. Produce them economically. 

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Personal programming is here. 

Now problems that once took hours 

can be solved in seconds. 

Some of the toughest, most com- 
plicated mathematical problems 
you can possibly encounter are 
being solved in seconds on a pro- 
grammable calculator you can 
hold in your hand and carry on 
your hip. It's the way complex 
problems are getting solved now 
— and it'll be the way for years. 
That's why you're ready for a 
programmable right now. Be- 
cause you're on the threshold of 
a career. You need every edge 
you can get. And, a program- 
mable is indeed a big edge, 
whether you stay on campus for 
a couple of years, or soon leave 
to join industry. Because it does 
more for you than just get an- 
swers. It lets you respond to the 
pressures of making accurate 
decisions faster. You can cope 
with masses of data. Optimize 
mathematical models. Perform 
statistical reductions. Develop 
broad "what if" matrices. Ana- 
lyze trends. The list could go on. 

Is programming difficult? Abso- 
lutely not. It's really no more 
than a calculator's capability 
to: Learn what you teach it. 
Remember what you want it to. 
And automatically execute the 
series of steps, or respond to the 
decisions you put into it. 

Most of the important deci- 
sion-making functions found on 
computers are available on 
TI programmables: Looping. 
Branching. Flags. Sub-routines. 
Yet there's no special language 
to learn. TI's full Algebraic 
Operating System (AOS) is nat- 
ural—left-to-right. It's easy to 
use, and so flexible that you can 
apply it to your own personal 
problem solving techniques. 

SR-52. Card programmable 

Offers twice the capability of 
the only other programmable in 
its class — at half the price.! 
Records up to 224 keystrokes 

on reusable magnetic cards. Has 
20 user memories. Preprogram- 
med card libraries are available 
which can be integrated into 
your problem solving routines. 
Repeat a program as often as 
needed. Change values. Explore 
"what if" possibilities. 

Enter calculations exactly as 
stated — left-to-right. Nine levels 
of parentheses, plus an 11- 
register stack handle problems 
with up to 10 pending operations. 

Literally teach the SR-52 your 
own calculating methods. Key in 
your program directly from the 
keyboard. If you wish, record 
your program on a magnetic card 
to use again and again. Used 
manually, the SR-52 is one of the 
most powerful handheld, slide 
rule calculators available today. 

A Basic Library of 16 programs 
comes with the SR-52. Optional 

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SR-56. Super slide rule 
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The ideal student program- 
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programming steps with 10 user 
memories, nine levels of paren- 
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stack that handles up to seven 
pending operations. Add, sub- 
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register without affecting the 
calculation in progress. 

Two unique features. A special 
test register permits comparison 
with the displayed value at any 
point in a calculation — without 
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display visible for Vk-second dur- 
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lets you go through a problem 
one step at a time. 

Supply the input data, then 
execute the solution of a stored 
sequence automatically. Get an- 
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remembering and pressing keys 
repetitively. Three uncondition- 
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branches — which includes four 
levels of subroutine and two loop 
control instructions — give the 
SR-56 great decision making 

An Applications Book contain- 
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electrical engineering, finance, 
statistics, surveying, etc. comes 
with an SR-56. 

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©1976 Texas Instruments Incorporated 

Moussit Noradoukian has joined 
Timeplex, Inc. in Hackensack, N.J. . . . Paul 
E. Nordborg is with Management Recruiters 
in Nashua, N.H. ... Dr. Erik W. Pottala, an 
electrical engineering lecturer at the 
University of Maryland and staff engineer 
with the Laboratory of Applied Studies, has 
constructed a working model of the human 
nerve cell, the neuron. The model, stimulated 
by messages transmitted by tiny computers, 
reacts exactly as a human (animal) neuron 
would react in sensing and initiating muscular 
movements of the body. It is expected that 
the model will be invaluable in the research 
of the human nervous system and its 
diseases. . . . John A. Quagliaroli, president 
of F.L. Mannix & Company, Inc., Wellesley, 
Mass., recently graduated from Harvard 
Business School's Program for Management 
Development. . . . Joseph W. Simonis has 
been promoted to engineering and 
construction manager for the northern 
division of General Telephone Co. of Ohio. 
After graduating from West Point and serving 
as a captain in Vietnam, he joined General 
Telephone in 1970. He is a professional 
engineer. . . . Robert Zimmerman works for 
Acme Plumbing in Hartford, Conn. 


Dr. Charles F. Belanger has been granted 
courtesy staff privileges in pediatrics and 
family practice at Worcester's Hahnemann 
Hospital. He is a member of the University of 
Massachusetts School of Medicine faculty. 
. . . Arthur E. Dobreski now holds the 
position of manager of plant engineering and 
maintenance at West End Brewing Co., 
Utica, N.Y. The Dobreskis and their three 
children, Michael, 12, Kathleen, 9, and 
Maureen, 5, have moved into a 100-year-old 
house in Clinton, N.Y. . . . Presently Richard 
W. Frost serves as assistant district 
supervisor for Massachusetts Electric in 
Lowell. . . . Robert A. Hansen has joined 
Northrop Corp. in Norwood, Mass. . . . 
Joseph D. LeBlanc is director of technical 
services at Central Maine Power Co. in 

Continuing with Gillette Safety Razor Co., 
Boston, Howard L. McGill, Jr. currently 
holds the post of production manager. . . . 
Edmund B. Pyle III is manager of preclinical 
and biostatistics data systems at Smith Kline 
Corp. in Philadelphia. . . . William J. 
Shepherd is a sales representative for 
Rapidata, Inc. in New York City. . . . 
Stephen M. Wells continues with ITT 
where he is now manager of organization 
planning for the firm in New York City. He 
was recently transferred from St. Louis. . . . 
Stanley M. Wilbur is vice president at 
Webster-Martin, Inc., South Burlington, Vt. 


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Donald L. Chaffee has joined Litton 
Industries in Van Nuys, Calif. . . . Alberto D. 
DeLima works for Crescent Construction in 
West Caldwell, N.J. . . . Stephen D. 
Donahue, Jr. still with Procter & Gamble, is 
presently plant industrial engineer at the 
firm's detergent factory at Mataro 
(Barcelona) Spain. . . . Henry A. 
Dowgielewicz is employed by Virginia 
Electric & Power Co. in Richmond. . . . 
Francis Dusza, SIM, has been named 
manager of manufacturing processing at 
Russell Harrington Cutlery Co. in 
Southbridge, Mass. He has been with the 
firm for 34 years. . . . Formerly a systems 
analyst for Blue Cross-Blue Shield, 
Lawrence N. Escott now holds the same 
position at Lane Bryant, Inc., New York City. 
... Dr. Robert H. Gowdy is an assistant 
professor in the department of physics and 
astronomy at the University of Maryland. . . . 
Major Herbert W. Head, U.S. Army, is 
currently located in Alexandria, Va. . . . 
Edward J. Kalinowski is manager of 
European requirements and planning for the 
Elizabeth Arden division of Eli Lilly 
International Corp. in London, England. 
James D. Keating serves as a senior 
marketing representative for IBM in Hamden, 
Conn. The Keatings have four daughters, 
from 5 to 11 years of age. . . . Following the 
receipt of his PhD from Boston University, 
Dr. Joseph R. Mancuso has been promoted 
to the rank of associate professor of 
management engineering at WPI. Recently 
he was elected a member of the board of 
directors of ARP Instruments, Newton, 
Mass., Polyform Industries, Westboro, and 
the Frank E. Sessions Company of 
Worcester. . . . Continuing with Chevron Oil 
Company, Roger C. McGee is now staff 
analyst for the firm in Denver, Colo. . . . 
Joseph J. Mielinski, Jr., projects director at 
WPI, has been named business manager at 
Alden Labs. The new post is a part-time 
position and he will continue as projects 
director. ... A. Edward Scherer has been 
promoted to manager of licensing for nuclear 
power systems in the power systems group 
of Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, 
Conn. He will direct the efforts required to 

gain government regulatory licenses, 
authorizations and permits for all nuclear 
steam supply systems and fuel ordered fnn I 
the firm. Scherer joined C-E in 1968 and tB I 
held reactor design and project engineerir I 
positions, most recently serving as supervor 
of licensing standards. A registered 
professional engineer, he belongs to the i 
American Nuclear Society, ASME, and 
Sigma Xi. . . . Dennis E. Snay was recenr • 
appointed division marketing manager in I 
Worcester for Massachusetts Electric Co. 6 
started with the utility in 1963 in Maiden ad 
has been district marketing manager in 
Marlboro. He is a registered professional i 


Arthur R. Bodwell has joined Samuel S. I 
Graham Co., Hanover, N.J. . . . Richard C 
DeLong, SIM, is now manager of productl 
engineering at Bay State Abrasives, Dressel 
Industries, Inc., Westboro, Mass. He startel 
with the company as a product engineering 
trainee in 1952 and is a registered 
professional engineer. . . . David A. Dimo a 
serves as an electronics engineer with the I 
U.S. Postal Service in Rockville, Md. ... J 
Currently William Dowd holds the post ofl 
vice president of the grocery products grotl 
at Heublein (food and alcoholic beverages)! 
Hartford, Conn. . . . Charles Ennis has beJ 
promoted to associate professor at Thamesl 
Valley State Technical College in Norwich, I 
Conn. A registered professional engineer, hj 
was an electrical and project engineer for tl 
Rogers Corp. prior to joining the college in I 
1968. . . . Stephen J. McCabe, SIM, was! 
recently appointed director of manufacturin 
for Norton Company's coated abrasive 
division. He will direct the start-up aspects 
and line management for the division's new 
coated abrasive plant in Brownsville, Texas 
and for all coated abrasive divison conversi< 
operations. He joined Norton in 1957 as a 
manufacturing control engineer. 

A 18 WPI Journal 

Stephen G. O'Brian holds the position of 
lior engineer at Analytics, Inc. in McLean, 
. . . . Michael P. Penti, project manager 

IMPS Construction Co., Craig, Colo., is 
olved in construction of two 500 MW 
jl-fired power plants. . . . Brian Sinder 
rks for Picker Corp. in New Haven, Conn. 
. Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., Boston, 
; promoted Peter J. Tancredi from 
iject manager to project director. His 
ponsibilities include the design of more 
in 32.5 miles of sanitary intercepting and 
rm sewers for the city and county of 
nver, Colo. The estimated cost of the 
iject is $23 million. Tancredi joined the 
Vs Boston office in 1970 and was 
isferred as a project manager to Denver in 
'4. He belongs to ASCE and the Rocky 
untain Section of the Water Pollution 
itrol Association. ... Dr. Elliot F. Wyner 

physicist for GTE Sylvania, Inc. in 
ivers, Mass. 



lip G. Baker was recently promoted to 
icipal engineer in the product engineering 
sion at Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, 
as. . . . Walter Chang has joined General 
;tric Co., Lynn, Mass., as project engineer 
l the aircraft engine group. His 
Donsibility involves the flight test program 
he F-18 Navy fighter plane engine. . . . 
/ G. Cornelius, Jr. was appointed 
■ctor of support services in the Newton 
iss.) public schools. Previously he was a 
ior supervising estimator at Stone & 
bster, Boston, where he was in charge of 
mating for several nuclear power plants. 
974 he received his MBA from Boston 
versity. . . . Leonard G. Feldman, who 
ed the Construction Products Division of 
3. Grace & Co. in Cambridge, Mass. as a 
lity assurance engineer in 1974, has been 
•noted to quality control manager for its 
ding and horticultural product lines. Earlier 
was a chemist with Itek Corp., Lexington 

a quality control engineer for Precision 
itrol Products in Waltham. He is active in 

American Society for Testing and 
:erials and the American Society for 
ility Control. 

'hilip D. Giantris is manager of 
ironmental engineering at Metcalf & Eddy, 
, DesPlaines, III. . . . Russell Koelsch, 
d was with Gilbert Associates, Inc., in 
iding, Pa., for 5 1 /2 years, is looking 
ward to his new position as a senior 
lineer for the power division of C.F. Braun 
'o. in Alhambra, Calif. . . . James F. Mills 
rks for Foster Grant Co. in Manchester, 
^. . . . Dr. Thomas Moriarty is associate 
fessor in the school of architecture at the 
versity of Tennessee in Knoxville. . . . 
ott Sargent, SIM, has been elected 
ltroller and assistant treasurer of Morgan 
nstruction Co., Worcester. He has been 
h Morgan for 18 years. He is a director of 
jndly House and a member of the 
ancial Executives Institute and the Risk 
i Insurance Management Society. . . . 
thony A. Smalarz works for Kratos in 
>adena, Calif. . . . Eugene G. Sweeney, 

is a senior applications engineer at 
draulic Research & Mfg. Co., a division of 
rtron in Richmond, Va. . . . Jeffrey W. 
wing is employed by the Federal Highway 
ministration in Washington, D.C. 

William R. Bond, Jr. serves as plant 
engineer at Chesapeake Finish Metals in 
Baltimore, Md. . . . Christopher G. 
Bradbury has been promoted to manager of 
development engineering at Cumberland 
Engineering in Providence, R.I. In his new 
position he will be responsible for research 
and development of new products to expand 
the Cumberland product line. He joined the 
company in 1972. Currently he is completing 
his MBA at Boston University. . . . Thomas 
P. Brasiskis is with Balco, Inc., Newton, 
Mass. . . . John H. Carosella serves as a 
senior engineer at Eastman Kodak in 
Rochester, N.Y. . . . Robert J. Coates works 
as a sales representative for the Torrington 
(Conn.) Co. 

Capt. Eugene R. Dionne, manager of 
launch vehicle systems for the Defense 
Meteorological Satellite Program at the Air 
Force Space and Missile Systems 
Organization, El Segundo, Calif., recently 
received the Roland R. Obenland Junior 
Officer Engineering Award in ceremonies at 
El Segundo. The $100 honorarium and 
citation is given annually to recognize an 
outstanding contribution by a young officer 
to an engineering development effort. Capt. 
Dionne was honored for his role in designing 
integration of second and third stages of a 
launch vehicle with a new, advanced military 
weather satellite. The design allows this new 
larger satellite to be used on the same low 
cost launch vehicle previously used for 
weather satellites. 

Formerly with the California Division of 
Highways, Albert J. DiPietro is now a 
quality control engineer for Bechtel Power 
Corp. in Sanatoga, Pa. . . . Steven J. Erhard 
is a member of the technical staff at GTE 
Laboratories in Waltham, Mass. . . . Donald 
Morse, MNS, has been named director of 
the Claremont extension evening program at 
Nathaniel Hawthorne College of Antrim, N.H. 
He has had 23 years experience in teaching 
and school administration and has done 
graduate work at Harvard, Purdue, LSU and 
UVM. . . . Oleg V. Nedzelnitsky, Jr. 
currently is a graduate student at Carnegie- 
Mellon University in Pittsburgh. . . . Stewart 
W. Nelson has become the principal of 
Nelson Scribner Associates, South Hamilton, 
Mass. The firm has served New England as 
an engineering and sales representative 
organization in the field of electric heating 
and control since 1964. 

Raymond G. O'Connell, Jr., a 
development engineer for Hewlett-Packard, 
was a member of an electronics engineering 
team which was cited by Industrial Research 
magazine for designing a new medical 
instrument, the HP oximeter, described as 
"one of the best product designs of the 
year." The oximeter continuously measures 
oxygen saturation in a patient's blood while 
connected to him only by an earprobe. The 
instrument is expected to be valuable in 
respiratory care with special application in the 
diagnosis, care, and rehabilitation of patients 
with chronic lung disease. . . . Raymond J. 
Pavlosky is employed by the Department of 
Defense in Ft. Meade, Md. . . . Melvyn L. 
Sack has been promoted to assistant vice 
president for new products and electronic 
funds transfer systems marketing at First 
National City Bank in New York City. . . . 

Ronald A. Seskevich is with the Navy 
Department in Arlington, Va. . . . Donald G. 
Simpson owns S & S Distributors, Inc., 
Keene, N.H. . . . Bruce Sturtevant serves as 
an analytical chemist at TRW, Inc., 
Philadelphia. ... Dr. Paul C.C. Ting is on 
leave as a professor of electrical engineering 
from the University of New Brunswick in 
Fredericton, N.B., Canada. 


Capt. Herbert R. Brown III has received his 
master's degree at the Air Force Institute of 
Technology. An honor graduate of the 
aeronautical engineering course, he is 
remaining at Wright-Patterson AFB for duty 
with a unit of the Air Force Systems 
Command. ... Dr. William E. Cobb is senior 
resident and instructor in medicine at the 
University of Connecticut Health Center in 
Farmington. In July he will be a fellow in 
clinical endocrinology at Tufts University New 
England Medical Center, Boston. . . . Joseph 
L. Ferrantino continues at Monsanto, 
Springfield (Mass.), where he is senior 
research engineer. . . . Currently Lawrence 
R. Gooch, who is with Farrel Co., holds the 
posts of resident engineer and project 
manager on a processing line installation at 
Chemetron in Stockertown, Pa. . . . Richard 
G. Jewell serves as product engineering 
group leader at Analog Devices 
Semiconductor in Wilmington, Mass. 

Anthony F. Kunsaitis, Jr. is an assistant 
computer analyst for the U.S. Army at Fort 
Monmouth, N.J. . . . Russell A. Lukes 
works as a computer system sales engineer 
at Hewlett-Packard Co. in Lexington, Mass. 
. . . Joseph J. Maggi holds the position of 
senior tax accountant at Arthur Andersen & 
Co. in Hartford, Conn. . . . Mukundray N. 
Patel has been appointed project manager in 
the project operations department of Power 
Systems Services at Combustion Engineering, 
Inc., Windsor, Conn. He will be responsible 
for managing selected project contracts. 
Since joining the firm in 1967, he has held 
various positions in the construction services 
department, most recently as senior 
construction engineer. . . . William F. Pratt 
is now with South Central Bell Telephone in 
Hattiesburg, Miss. ... Dr. John E. Sonne 
serves as a veterinarian in Syracuse, N.Y. 


Married: Arnold J. Antak and Miss Paula M. 
McGillicuddy on December 6, 1975 in 
Wollaston, Massachusetts. Ken Gminski was 
best man. Mrs. Antak graduated from the 
Chandler School for Women and is employed 
by State Street Research and Management 
Co., Boston. Her husband, who received his 
master's degree from the University of Rhode 
Island, is with Howard, Needles, Tammen &■ 
Bergendoff. . . . David P. Crockett to Miss 
Joan M. Balzarini in Rocky River, Ohio on 
November 29, 1975. The bride graduated 
from John Carroll University, Cleveland, and 
is a commercial account executive for 
Allstate Insurance Co. The groom is a sales 
representative for Buffalo Sales of Cleveland. 

WPI Journal I February -April 1976 I A19 

. . . John W. Elphinstone and Miss Tillie 
Martinez last August. The groom holds the 
post of office manager at L'eggs Products, 
Inc. in Mesilla Park, N.M. . . . Robert J. 
Horansky and Miss Katherine Truslow on 
October 11, 1975 in New Britain, Connecticut. 
Mrs. Horansky graduated from New Britain 
High School. Her husband is with Northeast 
Utilities in Berlin, Conn. 
. . . Mark Hubelbank to Miss Jeanne C. 
Henderson on a 35-foot sailboat under sail 
near Boston Harbor on September 27, 1975. 
The bride received her BA from Cedar Crest 
College, Allentown, Pa. and her master's 
from BU. She is a research assistant at 
Harvard Medical School for Community 
Health. Her husband, who has his doctor of 
science degree from MIT, recently took part 
in a seminar on ultrasonics in Rotterdam, 

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip LaRoe a 
son. Christian Otto, on September 18, 1975. 
Phil is the chairman of the science 
department at Boys Town High School, Boys 
Town, Neb. In addition to his duties as 
chairman, he has added two new courses, 
one in astronomy and one in environment to 
the department's curriculum. Phil, his wife, 
Kathy, and their two sons (Lincoln is 3), 
reside in Wahoo, Neb. ... to Mr. and Mrs. 
Geoffrey P. Tamulonis a son, Phillip, on 
July 14, 1975. Currently Tamulonis is a 
system engineer on assignment in Jordan for 
ITT Space Communications of Ramsey, N.J. 

George W. Cumming, Jr. is a project 
engineer for Missouri Valley Inc. in Amarillo, 
Texas, where a power plant is under 
construction. . . . Robert D. Hickey 
presently serves as a senior systems analyst 
for Honeywell in McLean, Va. Last year he 
received his MSEE from Arizona State 
University. Recently he was married to Miss 
Charlotte Daum of Glendale, Arizona. . . . 
Larry Johnson is with Honeywell 
Information Systems in Cambridge, Mass. . . . 
Thomas M. Kiely works for Philadelphia 
Suburban Water Co. in Bryn Mawr, Pa. . . . 
Richard Makohon, who received his 
master's degree from the University of 
Alabama last year, is presently a graduate 
student at Oregon State University in 
Corvallis. . . . Robert Meader is with the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Mobile, Ala. 
. John J. Orciuch is employed by Ionics, 
Inc. in Watertown, Mass. . . . Barrie M. 
Peterson works for the Birchwood 
Organization, Inc., Centreville, Va. ... Dr. 
Louis H. Strong, who received his PhD in 
biophysics from the University of Michigan 
last year, is now at Harvard Medical School 
and Boston Biomedical Institute. 


Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Lipcan their 
first child, Daniel Patrick, on October 4, 1975. 
Lipcan is a plant superintendent at Boston 
Insulated Wire & Cable in Boston. 

William A. Chudzik is a graduate student 
at the University of Massachusetts in 
Amherst Roger E. Dennison of 

Burlington, Mass. is a self employed 
consultant Richard C. Furman serves 

as a staff researcher for the New England 
Energy Policy Council in Boston. Mark 

S Gerber, who received his PhD last year 
from Ohio State University in the nuclear 

engineering field, continues at the university 
in a research position. His work involves 
many areas, the main research area being the 
development of the instrumentation for a 
clinical gamma ray camera for use in nuclear 
medicine imaging. This work has led to a 
number of publications including his 
dissertation. Gerber writes: "I am enjoying 
the academic life as a non-student and hope 
to stay in this environment for many years to 

Currently Lawrence Katzman holds the 
post of principal engineer at Walden 
Research Division of Abcor, Inc., Cambridge, 
Mass. . . . Robert A. Orenberg is a 
programmer analyst at Data Terminal 
Systems in Maynard, Mass. . . . Alvin B. 
Pauly works for Michelin Tire Corp., 
Greenville, S.C. . . . Continuing with DuPont, 
Donald F. Rapp is now assistant department 
engineer for the firm in Wilmington, Del. He 
is married and has a son. . . . Michael J. 
Scelzo is employed by Panametrics, Inc. in 
Waltham, Mass. . . . Raymond B. Stanley 
works for the Electric Boat Division of 
General Dynamics in Groton, Conn. . . . 
Stewart T. Stocking is with Feroni Heating 
and Plumbing Co. in Springfield, Mass. . . . 
Robert S. Templin, who is registered to 
practice before the U.S. Patent Office, is now 
engaged in the general practice of law at 
Stokes and Himmelein Roads in Medford, 
N.J. . . . Harold S. Wyzansky is a 
mathematician at the U.S. Naval Air Station 
in Lakehurst, N.J. He is also a part-time 
graduate student in computer science at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 


Married: Craig C. Chase and Miss Patricia C. 
Theile on November 29, 1975 in Livingston, 
New Jersey. Mrs. Chase graduated from 
Katharine Gibbs School in Montclair. Both 
she and her husband are employed by Porter 
and Ripa Associates, Inc., Morristown, N.J. 
. . . Kenneth H. Morgan, Jr. and Miss Carol 
Ann Stepp in Waltham, Massachusetts on 
October 4, 1975. The bride graduated from 
Massachusetts Bay College and is a private 
secretary at Raytheon. Her husband is a 
senior engineer with the Massachusetts 
Department of Health. 

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Clark 
Knickerbocker their first child, Steven 
Joseph, on September 18, 1975. Clark is an 
account manager at Hooker Chemical in 
Niagara Falls, N.Y. 

James F. Bagaglio is with the department 
of laboratory medicine at the University of 
Massachusetts Medical School Hospital in 
Worcester. . . . Peter G. Bladen is a resident 
service engineer at Riley Stoker Corp. in 
Madison Heights, Mich. . . . Alan S. 
Breitman serves as an actuarial assistant for 
Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Canton, 
Mass. . . . Joseph M. Chwalek, Jr. works 
for CEEIA in Fort Ritchie, Md. ... In May 
Lawrence B. Cohen will join Union Carbide, 
Sistersville, West Va., where he will serve as 
a research chemist. . . . William F. Dudzik is 
a civil service operations research analyst at 
the Washington (D.C.) Navy Yard. 

Roger P. Henze has just started work s 
transportation planner with the Capital 
District Transportation Committee and w ta 
working out of the Albany (N.Y.) County | 
Planning Board. His job entails the 
coordination of all transportation plannin 
activities and federal funds for transportaw 
improvements. His wife, Judy, plans to ea 
graduate school. . . . Neil M. Hodes is 
construction manager at McKee, Berger, 
Mansueto in Washington, D.C. . . . Jerry. I 
Johnson, a fourth year graduate student ti 
Dartmouth College, was recently awarder.:^ 
annual $4,200 fellowship in chemistry 
endowed by the Goodyear Tire and Rubb I 
Company Educational Fund. In 1974 he v\u 
research assistant working on a National 
Institute of Health grant awarded to his 
superior, Prof. Gordon W. Gribble. He wael 
Dartmouth Fellow in 1972 and 1973. . . . i| 
Robert C. Keenan works for Centronics 
Data Computer Corp. in Hudson, N.H. 

Robert J. Mulcahy serves as a plannir 
staff supervisor at New England Telephone 
Boston. ... Dr. Alexander Murdoch, wl I 
received his PhD from Purdue recently, is 
now an application engineer at GE in 
Schenectady, N.Y. . . . John A. Pelli hok 
the post of sales manager at Berkshire Tr<d 
Air Conditioning in Springfield, Mass. . . . I 
Barry W. Soden is an assistant engineer | 
the City of Chicopee (Mass.). . . . Present! 
John O. Tarpinian works as a research 
assistant at MIT's National Magnet Labs in 


Married: Robert E. Jolda and Miss Nancy 
McKee in Oakland, California on Novembe 
29, 1975. Mrs. Jolda graduated from the 
University of California at Berkeley and did 
graduate work at Holy Names College, 
Oakland. She teaches high school in San 
Bruno, Calif. The groom graduated from 
Stanford University and is an economist w 
the U.S. government in San Francisco. 
Robert P. Mills, Jr. to Miss Sheila Logan 
August 23, 1975 in Morningdale, 
Massachusetts. The bride attended 
Quinsigamond Community College and Sar 
Mateo (Calif.) Junior College. She is a 
marketing research assistant at State Mutu 
Life Assurance Co. The bridegroom is an 
actuary at State Mutual, Worcester. ... Pa 
Popinchalk and Miss Nancy E. Wood, 'T. 
in the state of Washington on February 14, 
1976. The bride is with Westinghouse 
Hanford Co. and the groom is with Bovee 
Crail, Richland, Wash. . . . Noel Totti III to 
Miss Margarita Vizcarrondo in Mayaguez, 
Puerto Rico on December 20, 1975. Startin 
in July the groom will be an intern in interr 
medicine at UPR's University District 

Robert C. Blaisdell serves as an 
economist at NE Power Planning, West 
Springfield, Mass. . . . Ellen L. Brueck is a 
teacher and department chairman at 
Westchester Academy in High Point, N.C. 
. . . Barry L. Chesebro is a graduate stude 
at Lowell Tech. . . Thomas R. Copp workil 
for Montrose Products Co., Inc. in Auburn, [ 
Mass. . . . Scott M. Dineen is employed asl 
sales engineer at American Heat Reclaiming! 

A20 ■ iary April V) :> WPI Journal 

The Norton Spirit. 

A Penske-prepared M16C McLaren with an 800 
horsepower turbo-charged Offenhauser, 4-cylinder, twin 
overhead cam shaft engine. 

Not your average company car. But, then, Norton is not 
your average company either. 

As the world's leading producer of abrasives, with over 
20,000 employees in 89 plant locations in 21 countries, Norton 
is deeply involved in the manufacture of thousands of products 
in all shapes, sizes, and materials. 

For example, virtually every component on a racing car— 
or even your family automobile— is shaped, smoothed, and 
finished by abrasive products. 

But, as a highly diversified, multi-national company, 
Norton is also pacing the field in many other important areas. 

In ceramics, sealants, plastics, synthetics, chemical 
process and bio-medical products and safety equipment, the 
Norton team has set new and enviable records for the imagina- 
tive design and development of hundreds of quality products. 

Today, you can look to this Norton-sponsored racing 
machine for new standards of performance on the 1976 USAC 
circuit. And you can look to Norton and its distributors for a 
winning performance in your own circles. 
Norton Company, World Headquarters: 
Worcester, Massachusetts 01606. 

Nobody has a better track record 


The Company Gar 




^ui(j. in iNew iufK uuy. . . . uonaiu o. 
Fogg, Jr. holds the post of quality control 
manager at Procter & Gamble (Folger's 
Coffee) in New Orleans, La. . . . Presently Dr. 
Paul S. Furcinitti serves as a research 
associate in the physics department at WPI. 
. . . John A. Giordano has been elected 
assistant planning officer at Worcester 
Bancorp, Inc. He joined the firm as a 
planning assistant in 1973 after receiving his 
MBA from the University of Rhode Island. 

Kenneth R. Perkins is a captain with the 
U.S. Army at Ft. Riley, Kansas. . . . Ralph H. 
Reddick is a graduate student at the 
University of Connecticut. . . . Currently 
Peter Salis serves as assistant 
superintendent of engineering at the National 
Starch & Chemical Corp. in Indianapolis, Ind. 

. Anthony Schepis works as a sales 
engineer for DeLaval Separator Co. in Hyde 
Park, Mass. . . . Joseph J. Spezeski is a 
doctoral candidate at the University of 
Arizona in Tucson. . . . Robert Stein, an 
electrical engineer who has participated in the 
long-range power supply planning of the New 
England regional electric system, has joined 
the staff of the Massachusetts Municipal 
Wholesale Electric Co. in Littleton, Mass. His 
major responsibility, when he was with the 
planning arm of the New England Power 
Pool, was the study of load flow and stability 
and the analysis of major new generation and 
transmission facilities proposed by member 
utility companies as additions to the regional 
electric system. 

Thomas Weil works for Bechtel Corp. in 
San Francisco. . . . A.E. "Tony" 
Yankauskas has been promoted to assistant 
director of financial reporting in the corporate 
financial reporting section of the 
comptrollers' department at Continental Can 
Company, Inc., New York City. His most 
recent position was manager of special 
analyses in the department. Tony, who holds 
an MBA from Northeastern, joined 
Continental in 1973 as a finance trainee. . . . 
Steven C. Watson is at Harvard Business 
School and is social chairman of the Rugby 
Club. . . . Ronald L. Zarrella was recently 
promoted to manager of production planning 
and material control at Clairol. In addition to 
his production planning and material control 
duties, he is responsible for all raw material 
warehousing operations. Ron joined Clairol in 
1971. Prior to his most recent promotion, he 
was department head of materials 
management. . . . Michael P. Zarrilli has 
been elected as assistant secretary in the 
Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company's 
national division western district. He will 
represent the bank in southern California, 
Montana, and Utah. 


Born: to Jeffrey A. Petry and Mary Bellino 
Petry, '74, a son, Anthony "Tony" James, 
on October 29, 1975. Tony has a brother, 
Jeff, Jr , 14 months old. Jeff is with the 
Tomngton Co. as a district sales engineer for 
the Indianapolis office. 

Robert S. Ames is a programmer with 
IBM in Boca Raton, Fla. . . . Charles H. 
Bacon, Jr teaches at Montachusett 
Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, 

Gregory S. Blood is a sales unit 
superintendent at Swift Fresh Meats Co. in 

A22 • ■ : ■ ,,r v Apr,/ 1'i;> WPI Journal 

rcuuana, vi. . . . vvniiam n. ueguiis worKS 
as a manufacturing engineer at Norton Co., 
Worcester. . . . Jean Fraser currently serves 
as town planner in the Department of Plan- 
ning and Transportation, Greater London 
Council (the metropolitan government of 
London, England). Most of her work is on 
improving derelict canals and carrying out en- 
vironmental improvements of various kinds in 
the East End of London. She expects to be 
qualified as a planner in the United Kingdom 
in October. . . . James L. Jardine holds the 
post of construction coordinator at Camp 
Dresser &• McKee, Boston. . . . William E. 
Kamb serves as assistant superintendent for 
Turner Construction of Cleveland, Ohio. 
Roy N. Lampinski is a self-employed 
medical equipment salesman in Valley Park, 
Mo. . . . Douglas W. Mach works for 
Motorola, Inc. in Schaumburg, III. . . . 
Pramod D. Nayate is with Raymond 
Control System in St. Charles, III. . . . Robert 
I. Parry is with Stone Et Webster, Boston. 
. . . Randy Partridge has been awarded a 
three-year fellowship for his PhD from Mobil 
Oil Company. In the company-wide 
competition he received the only fellowship 
granted. Recently he spent several months in 
Moscow on a U.S. — U.S.S.R. research 
exchange program which WPI's Prof. Alvin 
H. Weiss coordinated for this country. . . . 
Pratim Patel has started his own business 
manufacturing coated and finely ground 
fillers for industry in Bombay, India. His wife, 
Nilima, whom he married in December, 
graduated from the University of Manitoba in 
Winnipeg, Canada. . . . Paul C. Potvin 
teaches in Putnam, Conn, and also lectures in 
physics at Annhurst College in South 
Woodstock. . . . Lt. Marcello A. Ranalli is 
with the U.S. Navy in Guam. . . . Formerly 
placement director, Thomas A. Reynolds is 
now an associate at Scientific Placement, 
Inc., Houston, Texas. . . . Donald A. Taft 
has been awarded first -year honors at 
Harvard Business School. He is presently in 
the second year of Harvard's MBA program. 
. . . Thomas L. Terkanian works as a 
construction engineer for George Macomber 
Co., and is located in Lexington, Mass. . . . 
John (Jack) Zorabedian, Jr. has joined 
Sweetheart Plastics in Wilmington, Mass. 


Married: Mark P. Housman to Miss Rhonda 
S. Lushan on December 21, 1975 in Boston, 
Massachusetts. The bride attended Skidmore 
College and is currently studying at the 
School of Public Communications, Boston 
University. The groom, who received his 
MBA from Boston University, is with 
Coopers & Lybrand. . . . Thomas E. Radican 
and Miss Kathie L. Birman on November 29, 
1975 in Cranston, Rhode Island. Mrs. Radican 
attended the University of Oregon. Her 
husband is plant manager for Savage 
Industries in Camden, N.J. . . . Joseph J. 
Staszowski to Miss Jane Ann Caron on 
September 6, 1975 in Nashua, New 
Hampshire. The bride, who works for the 
N.H. Bureau of Dental Public Health, 
graduated with dental hygiene degrees from 
New Hampshire Technical Institute and the 
University of Bridgeport (Conn.) Currently her 
husband is working for his master's degree at 










iMortneastern university. . . . James A. 
Viveiros and Miss Denise M. Roussel on | 
November 29, 1975 in Fall River, 
Massachusetts. Mrs. Viveiros, a graduate i] 
Southeastern Massachusetts University, is|| 
employed by the Worcester County 
Institution for Savings. The bridegroom is 
with Alden Research Labs, in Holden. 

Bruce J. Baker is a project engineer at 
Holland Co., Inc. in Adams, Mass. . . . Da* 
C. Bedard is with the U.S. Army at Fort 
Bliss in El Paso, Texas. . . . Tom Bileski 
serves as a field sales engineer at Electro-F 
Heat, Inc., Bloomfield, Conn. . . . Richard 
Birkenshaw is with Chas. T. Main, Bostoi 
. . . Leo Buchakjian, continuing with GE, 
currently located in Evendale, Ohio. . . . 
Philip N. Ciarlo is unit level manager for 
shop operations in the D.C. Motor and 
Generator Dept. at GE in Erie, Pa. . . . 
Clarence J. Dunnrowicz works for 
Raytheon Research in Waltham, Mass. . . 
Granger Dyett III is self-employed as 
president of his own firm in Needham 
Heights, Mass. . . . Will Elliott continues h 
globe-wide duties with GETSCO-DSOI. 
Recently he sent greetings from Brazil. He 
has served in Africa and expects to be in 
Taiwan this summer. The company 
headquarters are located in Salem, Va. 

Jon Franson is a meteorologist in trainir 
with the U.S. Air Force. . . . Thomas A 
Gargiulo works for Metcalf & Eddy, Inc. in 
New York City. . . . John J. Gizienski serv 
as a process control engineer at GE in 
Providence, R.I. . . . Robert M. Laham is e 
proposal engineer at Combustion 
Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn. . . . Paul 
A. Lewis is with Dittman and Greer, 
Middleton, Conn. . . . Joseph J. Magri, Jr 
works for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, 
Conn. ... Dr. R.N. Mathur, an associate 
professor, teaches at Lock Haven (Pa.) Stat 
College. . . . Barry Mendeloff is a project 
engineer at Sundstrand Corp. in Rockford, I 
. . . Robert G. Nelson is with Haestade 
Engineers in Waterbury, Conn. . . . Bruce E 
Nunn is now a research engineer for the 
Beloit Corp., Jones Division, in Dalton, Mas 
His wife, Allison Huse Nunn, works for the 
Chester (Mass.) Division of Bendix Abrasives 

Bill Owen and his father have opened a 
new Bill Owen Radio and TV Service store 
Mansfield, Mass. . . . Maryann Bagdis Pao 
is a technical representative for National 
CSS, Inc., Philadelphia. Headquarters are in 
Stamford, Conn. . . . James Risotti is a 
processing supervisor at GE in Lynn, Mass 
. . . Gary K. Smolen is doing graduate wor 
at the University of Massachusetts. . . 
Richard F. Socha is returning to WPI as a 
graduate student. . . . John A. Taylor serve 
as a design engineer at Shuster-Mettler Corf 
in New Haven, Conn. . . . Ralph J. 
Veenema holds the post of development 
engineer in the central research department 
of Worthington Pump, Inc. and is located in 
Glen Rock, N.J. He received his MSME fron 
UMass last June. . . . Having earned his MS 
at Yale, David C. Wason is currently a 
programmer with Associated Catholic 
Hospitals Computer Center in Brighton, 
Mass. . . . Karl S. Williams serves as a boile 
design engineer at Riley Stoker, Worcester. 

Robert A. Yesukevich is a design groui 
leader at Universal Oil Products in Riverside, 


ed: James D. Perrone and Miss Karen 
anus in Worcester on November 8, 
The bride graduated from Becker. Her 
and is a health inspector for the 
ester Department of Public Health. . . . 
ard D. Ventre to Miss Elaine S. Dyott 
illas, Texas on February 14, 1976. Steve 
ams was best man. Mrs. Ventre 
ded Trinity University in San Antonio, 
zing a BS in business administration, 
mtly she is with the Hartford Insurance 
jany in Dallas. The groom is employed 
e plastics department of DuPont at the 
le River Works near Orange, Texas. . . . 
c A. Wendell and Miss Mary Nadolny 
muary 11, 1976 in Webster, 
achusetts. Mrs. Wendell graduated from 
Maria and is a graphics designer for 
jf Millbury and editor of Dairy World 
izine. Her husband is a development 
ieer with Hewlett-Packard Medical 
onics Group in Waltham. 
ward Arsnow works as a safety 
eer at Travelers Insurance Co. in 
ing. Pa. . . . William M. Block is a 
t engineer for Environmental Builders in 
:hester, Conn. . . . Clayton E. Boyce 
s as a materials engineer at Ebasco 
ces, Inc., Killona, La. . . . Roger J. 
ker, Jr. works at Brown Er Root, Inc. in 
ton, Texas. . . . Gerald G. Buzanoski 
sined Griswold & Fuss, Inc., 
:hester. Conn. His wife, Kara Hogan 
inoski, presently serves as an 
Dnmental engineer for the state of 
ecticut in Hartford. . . . Donald W. 
pbell is an analytical chemist at Liberty 
al Research Center in Hopkinton, Mass. 
lobert P. Cikatz works as a quality 
ol engineer at United Nuclear Corp. in 
sville, Conn. . . . George A. Clark is a 
iase operations specialist at Norton Co. 
Drcester. . . . Steven D. Dettman is 
Sanders Associates, Ocean Systems 
on, Nashua, N.H. 

ur R. Dodd serves as an assistant 
teal nuclear engineer at Gibbs Er Hill, 
New York City. . . . Robert H. Dutson 
s for Factory Insurance Association, 
»n, Md. . . . Presently Lt. Robert F. 
/ is a radar intercept officer in the 
ie Corps. . . . Joseph H. Gaffen is 
oyed as an instrumentation and controls 
teer at UOP, an Air Correction division 
irien, Conn. . . . Donald R. Gettner is 
tant golf pro at Stanford (Calif.) Golf 
se. His wife, Linda Fritz Gettner, is a 
jate student at Stanford University. . . . 
nis Hattem is building canals with the 
e Corps in Malaysia. . . . Currently Barry 
lynds holds the post of assistant quality 
ol engineer at Stone Er Webster in 
ral, Virginia. . . . Ricardo and Gretchen 
i Lobo are associate professors at 
ersidad Autonoma Metropolitana in 
co. . . . 1 /Lt. James J. Martin, who 
ltly graduated from U.S. Air Force pilot 
ng at Moody AFB, Ga., has received his 
■ wings. Presently he is at Reese AFB, 
s where he is flying the T-38 Talon and 
ng with a unit of the Air Training 

David F. McGuigan is a graduate student 
at the University of Rochester (N.Y.). . . . Lt. 
David M. Nickless, executive (Army) officer 
of Bravo Battery, directed the 21 -gun salute 
given for President Ford at the first National 
Bicentennial Fair held in Oklahoma City. . . . 
Paul Nordstrom serves as a water quality 
control engineer for the state Water 
Resources Control Board in Sacramento, 
Calif. . . . James T. O'Bray is now a buyer 
for the Gillette Company in Andover, Mass. 
. . . David A. Peterson is a graduate student 
at Cornell University. . . . Michael W. 
Pontbriand is an office engineer at the 
Badger Company in Carville, La. . . . Robert 
R. Rosander holds the post of project 
manager at Brown Er Williamson in Louisville, 
Ky. . . . Dr. Alice A. Sayler is an assistant 
professor of chemistry at Bloomfield (N.J.) 
College. . . . Presently Dean F. Stratouly is 
employed by Diamond Power Specialty Corp., 
a subsidiary of Babcock Er Wilcox Co., in 
Lancaster, Ohio. 


Married: Bruce D. Arey and Miss Debra D. 
Dostoler in Worcester on November 8, 1975. 
The bride graduated from Burncoat Senior 
High School and is employed at Outlet Co., 
Auburn, Mass. . . . Michael E. Aspinwall 
and Miss Patricia A. Calce in Worcester on 
August 10, 1975. Mrs. Aspinwall graduated 
from Worcester State College and received 
her MA in special education and learning 
disabilities from Assumption College. She 
was a speech therapist in the Webster public 
schools. The groom was a systems analyst at 
Bay State Abrasives, Westboro, Mass. and is 
currently studying for his M BA at the 
University of Chicago. . . . John M. 
FitzPatrick and Miss Virginia A. Giordano 
on October 19, 1975 in Pawtucket, Rhode 
Island. Denise Gorski was the honor 
attendant. The couple is employed by the 
Charmin Paper Products Co. in Mehoopany, 
Pa. The. bride is an industrial engineer and 
the bridegroom a production engineer. . . . 
Scott K. Nelson and Miss Marilyn L. Janes 
on November 29, 1975 in Athol, 
Massachusetts. Mrs. Nelson graduated from 
Becker. Her husband is with Keyes 
Construction Corp., Providence, R.I. . . . 
David S. Roland and Miss Cynthia L. Bubon 
in Worcester on October 25, 1975. The bride 
graduated from Auburn High School. The 
groom is a student at Rochester Institute of 
Technology and works for Eastman Kodak in 
Rochester, N.Y. . . . William C. Rutter and 
Miss Phyllis E. Poole in Worcester on 
November 29, 1975. Mrs. Rutter graduated 
from the Worcester Art Museum School and 
was a paste-up artist with Heffernan Press, 
Inc. The bridegroom is a chemical engineer 
with Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester. 

Bruce P. Altobelli is a project engineer 
trainee at Alpine American Corp. in Natick, 
Mass. . . . Mark R. Antonio has been 
named an assistant scientist in the new 
products development physical pharmacy 
department in the professional products 
research and development division of 
Warner-Lambert's research institute in Morris 
Plains, N.J. . . . Kent E. Berwick is with 
GTE Sylvania in Needham Heights, Mass. . . . 

Bruce A. Chamberlin, a field engineer for 
DuPont Co., Wilmington, Delaware, is 
presently working on a two-year assignment 
as a cost reduction consultant to Remington 
Arms Co. in llion, N.Y. The assignment is 
part of a six-year engineering management 
training program sponsored by DuPont's 
engineering services division. . . . Mark M. 
Deming has been employed as a junior 
engineer for the Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council in Boston. . . . Mark J. Drown is an 
occupational therapy assistant at Fernald 
State School in Waltham, Mass. . . . 
Kenneth M. Dunn serves as a technical 
representative for Betz Lab. in Chicago. He 
travels to check equipment in process plants. 

Katherine R. Fowler is an electrical 
engineer at Digital Equipment Corp., 
Maynard, Mass. . . . Martin Fugardi works 
as a project engineer at Damon G. Douglas 
Co. in Newark, N.J. . . . Denise Gorski has 
been promoted to director of research in the 
Office of University Relations at WPI. . . . 
Gary D. LaLiberty is a process engineer at 
Hooker Chemical Er Plastics, Niagara Falls, 
N.Y. . . . Kimberley R. Mains is employed 
as a computer programmer at Associated 
Catholic Hospitals Computer Center in 
Brighton, Mass. . . . Martin Meyers is a 
graduate teaching assistant at UMass, 
Amherst. . . . John W. Murray recently 
joined Unionmutual in Portland, Me. as an 
actuarial student. He has passed the first two 
parts of examinations leading to a fellowship 
in the Society of Actuaries. . . . Judith B. 
Nitsch is a project engineer with Schofield 
Brothers, Inc., in Framingham, Mass. . . . 
Presently Michael S. Schultz is at the U.S. 
Army Engineering Center in Fort Belvoir, Va. 
. . . Hooshang Shamash is a graduate 
student at UMass. . . . Ralph F. Soucie 
expects to begin graduate work in 
architecture at Arizona State University this 
fall. . . . Wayne E. Stratton is an electronics 
engineer at the Naval Surface Weapons 
Center in Silver Spring, Md. . . . Jon C. 
Wyman is at Naval Officer Candidate School 
at the Naval Educational and Training Center 
in Newport, R.I. 

NOTE: Because of the special 
nature of this double issue of the 
Journal, we have deferred 
"Completed Careers" until next 


Proposals for the consideration 
of alumni as alumni term mem- 
bers of WPI's Board of Trus- 
tees are currently being 
sought. Valid proposals are 
due on or before June 16, 1976. 
Details may be obtained by 
contacting the Trustee Search 
Committee, c/o Stephen J. 
Hebert, '66, Alumni Secretary, 
Worcester Polytechnic Insti- 
tute, Worcester, MA 01609. 

WPI Journal I February- April 1976 I A23 

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! in a seminar as their final activity, one or two stu- 
"s presenting papers each week for a general group 
ussion. A student's grade on the entire sufficiency 
lirement reflects his work in the final term of inde- 
dent study or seminar participation. 
One fact of educational life emerged after several 
s of sufficiency advising: most WPI students are not 
fficiently") well-prepared to undertake a sufficiency. 
/ lack many of the basic skills and methodologies 
ted for investigation in the humanities. To remedy 
the humanities department has designed four "con- 
" courses to teach some of these practical skills and 
;: literary analysis, analysis in philosophy, religion, 
ethics, historical analysis, and an introduction to the 

That is the humanities sufficiency. But WPI stu- 
:s can major in English or history. They must develop 
fficiency in one of the areas of science or engineer- 
n just the same way as other students work out 
' humanities sufficiencies. At least six courses are in- 
ed, and they must be thematically related and lead 
o a final independent study in the student's chosen 
of science or engineering. 

How well has the sufficiency requirement worked 
as a part of the Plan? David Riesman of the NSF 
panel commented that, "I have been impressed by 
the degree to which WPI students have become more at 
home with the humanities, and even found arenas of 
contact which make the humanities more than a kind of 
gloss for prospective managers or for cocktail party con- 

Brooke Hindle, director of the Smithsonian Institu- 
tion's National Museum of History and Technology, had 
this observation to make: "This is a well-conceived effort 
to accomplish an objective which no engineering school 
so far has succeeded in attaining. It is being carried for- 
ward by a group, a primarily young group, of faculty 
members who are putting more into this effort than 
could ordinarily be expected from a faculty." 

Reporting to the National Endowment for the Hu- 
manities, historian T. H. von Laue of Clark University re- 
counted the following experience: "We asked the stu- 
dents if they would make the Humanities part of their 
degree requirement if they were free to legislate on the 
subject. The great majority raised their hands in the af- 
firmative, with considerable enthusiasm for the present 

And finally, in assessing the program, English pro- 
fessor Michael Wolff of the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst had this to say: "WPI's Plan and the human- 
ities program are, on paper, where they should be. We 
all need to share in the rediscovery of what an education 
in humanities ought to be. But surely the flexibility that 
will help students branch out in all sorts of humane en- 
deavor while introducing them to the traditional bases of 
knowledge must be one way to go. Above all, you have 
committed yourselves against merely temporary effects 
and to the institutionalization of significant change . . . 
What I see is the opportunity for faculty and students 
together to reintroduce education and reality to each 
other as only a new but readily available vision of the 
humanities can do." 



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WHonaire in the making? 

y Gainsboro has set a goal for himself: he wants to be 
nillionaire by the time he is 35. He started off toward 
it goal by entering WPI to study electrical engineering 
preparation for grad school and a career in business, 
id he very nearly flunked out. "My first year was char- 
terized by a lot of fooling around, spending five or six 
urs a day in the computer center, things like that." 
len he began his second year. Jay was ready for EE 
. he thought. His first term he took three courses and 
ysical education. He passed physical education. 

"My parents weren't too impressed. They said, 
)u've got the choice of producing, or you can leave 
iooI; we're not going to pay to have you fail three 
jrses out of four.' It was a time to reevaluate my posi- 
n. I realized that because I hadn't done too much stu- 
ng my first year I didn't have the really good math 
:kground I needed for electrical engineering." 

Jay went back to his original goals and decided to 
nbine his business interests with engineering. He 
■ked over the offerings and the faculty of the manage- 
snt engineering department and decided to make the 
itch. "At the time it really was a cop-out. Looking 
:k on it now, I think it was a good decision. I think 
it if I had gone through WPI with my original plan, I 
uld have come out with engineering but no business 
:kground at all. And had I done well in electrical en- 
eering, I wouldn't be where I am now." 

(Where he is now, at the time we interviewed Jay, 
s trying to decide among four job offers, all of which 
sealed to him.) 

Once he had decided on management engineering, 
things took a decided turn for the better. Jay's grades 
pulled up, with about 50 percent distinctions, and he be- 
gan putting some direction into his studies. Jay also 
realized that he worked better under pressure, and the 
normal load of three courses per term just wasn't sup- 
plying him with enough motivation to buckle down and 
study. So he registered for severe overloads, as many as 
six courses per term. He thrived under this kind of pres- 
sure, which would have submerged most other students. 
Although it was far out of the ordinary, it worked for 
Jay Gainsboro, and that's what counted. 

Jay was no stranger to the ways of business. He 
started his first business, in fact, at about age fourteen. 
A skier himself; he and a friend made ski gaiters, cloth 
overboots to keep the snow out of one's socks. The two 
turned a profit of about $500. During Jay's first year at 
WPI he got a concession selling jewelry in the WPI 
bookstore. His second year, working for a local bottler, 
he sold soft drinks. This third year he sold books. 

After his third year at WPI, Jay took off nine 
months to start up a new company with his father. 
When he returned to WPI in term C, he had a new per- 
spective on the courses he took. "I went through differ- 
ent stages. My initial reaction was that this was all a 
bunch of bull, that there was nothing to the theoretical. 
But then, thinking about it a little bit more, I realized 
that there was a definite need for it. Theory gives you a 
place, a basis to start from. The practical is all right, but 
having the theoretical background and the knowledge to 
draw on is very important." 

Jay's major and interactive qualifying projects were 
both concerned with solar energy, though in very differ- 
ent ways. For his major project, Jay was part of a three- 


person team that designed and built a practical solar 
heater for a swimming pool. One student designed and 
build the working prototype, another designed the 
manufacturing process necessary to produce it, and Jay 
conducted extensive market research to determine how 
the heater should be marketed. The students put 
together a twenty-five page business plan, complete 
with cash flow projections and the amount of capital 
that would have to be invested. 

For his IQP, Jay decided to try and share some of 
his knowledge. He went back to his school in Wayland, 
Massachusetts, and offered to conduct a class in solar 
energy for interested students. After considerable red 
tape, the idea was approved. Then Jay spent a day talk- 
ing to each science class to drum up interest. He hoped 
to sign up ten or fifteen students, but fifty enrolled at 
the beginning — nearly one-fourth of all the students he 
had talked to. Jay's class ended up with twenty-five stu- 
dents, who got very involved indeed. As Jay put it, "I 
had two top students doing things that were even a little 
bit beyond me. One was building a working model of a 
satellite solar power station which would generate 
electricity and transmit it over a distance of twenty-five 
feet. Another made a steam engine powered by the 
sun." Jay aims high with all his work. "My ultimate goal 
with this course was to have NBC Nightly News come in 
and do a little thing about us. But the major thrust was 
to let people know that solar energy is practical." 

Jay was disappointed with the results of his compe 
tency examination. "I put in as much work as I possibly 
could. I had about fifty-five hours to work on it, and I 
got about six hours of sleep. I felt I did a very good job. 
My oral exam, though, concentrated on one aspect, fi- 
nance, and my written paper had dealt also with personH 
nel, operations, and marketing. The hardest part of the 
competency exam is waiting for the results. After twentv 
minutes, the faculty group came out and said I passed. I 
was very disappointed. I got an Acceptable and I wantec 
a Distinction." 

The last degree requirement Jay fulfilled was his 
sufficiency. For this Jay chose to study a somewhat dif- 
ferent area. "I chose philosophy, the ethical issues in 
business. I figure I'm going to be spending the rest of 
my life in business if my plans go the way I want, and I 
feel I should have a philosophical point of view on it." 
Jay read extensively in John Stuart Mill, Adam Smith, 
and other classical economic philosophers, then explorec 
particular issues in modern society, such as price-fixing 
and the social responsibility of large corporations. 

At this point Jay is off working on his first million. 
The thing he remembers best about WPI is the flexibility 
of the WPI Plan. "It gives you an opportunity to go off 
on your own and to do what you want. I don't think I 
could have been happier in any other school. Everything 
worked out perfectly for me. I wouldn't have said this 
during my second year when I failed three courses, but 
looking back on it now and being out in the real world 
and experiencing it, I feel that WPI has provided me 
with a great basis from which to go out and conquer 



How well the Plan is going 

Everyone wants to know how well the Plan is 
working, and what people think of WPI these 
days. Probably the first place to start looking for 
some of those answers is on the campus itself. What do 
students and faculty — the people who live closest to the 
Plan — think, and how well does the Plan today compare 
with what they felt and expected a few years ago before 
the Plan became a reality? 


Those answers are readily available, because of two 
studies which have been carried out under the auspices 
of the National Science Foundation. The first, of stu- 
dents, has been conducted by Dr. Karen Cohen, an 
evaluator who is also affiliated with M.I.T. She was 
asked to evaluate the effects of the WPI Plan on the 
students. For three years she interviewed hundreds of 
students from all classes, and she also interviewed stu- 
dents at Clarkson College of Technology and at Stevens 
Institute of Technology, to provide a basis for compari- 
son and to allow her to judge what observable differ- 
ences were merely reflecting national trends. (Clarkson, 
which has a traditional program, was selected because it 
has about the same number of undergraduates as WPI 
. . . and they are remarkably similar in background. 
Stevens was picked because its faculty had recently 
undergone significant upheaval.) 

Dr. Cohen's conclusions are reassuring. Plan stu- 
dents, she found, are by any available measure as com- 
petent as previous WPI students, if not more so. 
"Students at WPI spend more time on learning activities 
than those in comparison institutions, and the time spent 
in experiments and project work is greater than the 
amount of time spent in class. The WPI Plan is a feature 
that attracts students to the school more prominently 
than do the programs at comparison engineering 
schools. The program also attracts a more diverse group 
than used to come to WPI. 

"Entering WPI students have higher educational 
goals in general. They value such things as the ability to 
work with ideas, the development of a capacity for life- 
long learning, being an interesting individual, being of 
service to others, and changing the world for the better 
more strongly than do students at the other engineering 



"Those in the program perform exceedingly well in 
job-oriented projects, both as rated by project industrial 
sponsors and by the students themselves. Furthermore, 
the quality of their academic work under the Plan is 
equivalent or slightly better overall than before the 
institution of this new system, as are their EIT scores, an 
external index of competency in engineering." 


During the turbulent three years of Plan implementation, 
faculty attitudes and actions were studied by Dr. Frank 
Baker, of the State University of New York at Buffalo, 
and Dr. John Babarro, '59 of Harvard University. 

As has been indicated in other articles, demands on 
the faculty have been — and are — much higher than at 
other colleges. One faculty member put it this way: 
"Everyone is working much harder with longer hours. I 
never get a free evening because I have students in my 
office so much of the time." 

And with all this extra load, what do the faculty 
think about the WPI Plan? To quote Baker and Gabarro, 

"Nearly four-fifths of the faculty indicate they 
believe that the WPI Plan has been a successful experi- 
ment in educational reform. Comparing it to older 
patterns of engineering education, nearly two-thirds of 
the faculty indicate that they believe the Plan offers a 
science and engineering education which is superior to 

the traditional approach. Regarding the costs of the 
Plan, almost two-thirds of the faculty indicate a belief 
that the benefits derived from the WPI Plan justify its 
high costs in terms of their own workload and pro- 
fessional development. 

". . . In assessing the success of the Plan, . . . 
almost two-thirds agree that the level of competence ot t 
WPI graduates is increasing as a result of the Plan." 

Baker and Gabarro summarized their findings with 
this praise: "Even with the hardships and overextension 
the faculty experienced in implementing the Plan, more, 
faculty now understand and support the Plan than did i 
its inception, and a new sense of confidence is 
developing among the faculty as a whole. . . . 

"As external observers we have witnessed a sub- 
stantial maturing within the faculty beyond that present 
in most institutions. It has manifested itself in the 
faculty's gradually developing confidence and ability to 
address bold and significant changes with an increasing 
sense of calmness and determination. In the same vein, 
the faculty has developed a tolerance for opposition an</ 
criticism which it did not possess three years earlier. , 
This consequence is an important effect of the Plan on 
the faculty. But it is also reflective of the quality of the 
faculty and its leadership. It may very well be, as severa 
of the NSF panelists reported, that few other engin- 
eering faculties exist with the qualities necessary to im- 
plement a 'WPI Plan.'" 


► lecent alumni 

jjrhaps more important than the attitudes of students is 
fe experience of those who were students under the 
•an, graduates from the classes of 1972 through 1975. 

The Journal interviewed several of them to find out 
jst how they feel about WPI and the Plan now that 
.ey can look back on it with some perspective. We 
jare particularly interested in their perceptions of how 
f 3l I WPI prepared them for their present jobs. 

William Elliott, '73, an electrical engineering major, 
urks as a field supervisor engineer with GETSCO, a 
[</ision of General Electric, in Salem, Virginia. 

"I didn't take as many technical courses as my 
« Ileagues at work, but my WPI education was more 
h an adequate to take care of what I know and use in 
le technical area," Will said. "I am a firm supporter of 
da Plan. It has gone much farther and progressed much 
ipre than I anticipated." Will feels that the WPI Plan 
I : ers "a better education, better facts, and it's a 
t aracter builder." 

Will has especially fond memories of the faculty at 
ftPI. "The personal contact with faculty members brings 
pit the whole spirit of why one is learning something, 
^d why a person is doing this work to begin with." 

Barbara Bain, '74, majored in life sciences at WPI. 
.Jie is currently a data systems analyst, part of a design 
urn building a new data center for Southern New 
I gland Telephone Company in New Haven, 
t nnecticut. "I think WPI education is far superior. The 
i lole Plan— the competency and the projects— gives 
'u working experience. When I'm working on a prob- 
1 1, my co-workers often ask, 'How did you get that 
; swer?' And I can answer that it's because I did proj- 
i :s like this at school." Barbara changed from the tradi- 
1 nal program to the Plan during her sophomore year. If 
{ a had it to do over again, she'd prefer to spend all 
1 jr years on the Plan. Other comments: "When I took 
i ' competency exam, it was the only time I realized just 
f w much knowledge I had actually stored up in four 
I ars of education." 

John Chipman, '74, is another EE graduate. 
1 rrently an electronic instrumentation engineer for 
i"E-Sylvania in Needham, Massachusetts, John rates 
I; WPI education "better than the education at the 
cerage school. Projects give a student a chance to do 
nlistic things. They prepare you most for the kind of 
\)rk you do in engineering." Although he wishes he 
Id a better background in engineering econom- 
i:— "being aware of engineering costs when you design 
; mething" — and he feels this has handicapped him in 
I; job, he has nevertheless progressed more quickly 
lan his co-workers. Dave Hatch, John's supervisor at 
VE, observed that he "was very much impressed by 
• hn's maturity in engineering. I felt he was much better 
spared. John is way ahead of himself compared to 
•aduates from other schools." Hatch also commented 
'at WPI seems to offer a more wide open set of 
' oices in school, that it is not so restrictive as other 
'Heges, and that a really noticeable difference is the 
•ojects the students must do. 

John Barnes, 74, is a mechanical engineer and 
director of the power systems group at Combustion 
Engineering Corporation in Windsor, Connecticut. John 
also feels that his WPI preparation was better than that 
of his colleagues from other schools. "It's very much 
better," he said, "in that it was much more rounded. I'm 
in a technical atmosphere, and no one here seems to 
have had much exposure to anything other than techni- 
cal areas. I feel I have an advantage over my colleagues 
because of my well-rounded education. 

"The Plan put the burden of my education on 
myself. It allowed me the freedom to get myself 
educated. And that in itself, over four years, leaves a 
remarkable imprint." 

What outsiders see in the WPI Plan 

Perhaps more important in the long run than what stu- 
dents and faculty think of the WPI Plan are the opinions 
of the outside world — particularly business and industry, 
the ultimate judges of how well most of WPI's graduates 

One recent indicator involved the class of 1975 
(which was half Plan and half non-Plan) and their per- 
formance on the Engineer-In-Training examination last 
spring. In all of Massachusetts, 88 percent of those who 
took the examination passed it. 86 percent of WPI non- 
Plan students passed, while 93 percent of Plan students 
passed. Furthermore, the distribution of scores was quite 
distinctive: Plan students received higher scores than did 
the group of non-Plan students who took the exam at 
the same time. Although this index is only one indication 
of actual engineering competence, and many other 
factors must be taken into account, many professionals 
in the field regard the EIT test scores as significant and 
"hard" data which indicates the value of a person as an 

The NSF Visiting Committe 

Mention has been made throughout this publication of 
the National Science Foundation Visiting Committee. 
This group was established in 1972, under the terms of 
WPI's record grant from NSF, as an independent com" 
mittee of outside educators and industry people, who ' 
would "monitor" the development of the WPI Plan, hd 
as feedback to NSF and to WPI. The group was a blu« 
ribbon panel, including: 

Dr. Lee Harrisberger, dean of science and 

engineering, University of Texas at Permian 

Dr. Bruce Mazlish, head of the department of 

humanities, Massachusetts Institute of 

Dr. George Pake, vice president, Xerox Cor- 
poration, Palo Alto Research Center 
Dr. Kenneth Picha, dean of the school of 

engineering, University of Massachusetts 
Dr. Eugene Reed, executive director, Bell 

Telephone Laboratories 
Dr. David Riesman, Henry Ford II Professor 

of social sciences, Harvard University 
Dr. John Whinnery, professor of electrical 

engineering, University of California — 


The group visited the WPI campus twice a year fo 
three years. The scope of their visits is described by 
George Pake: "A typical meeting comprised two days 
both structured and unstructured sessions with student 
faculty, and administrators, as well as executive sessior 
of the Panel. Panelists were given access to any data o 
individuals they asked to see: all of WPI became an 
open book which we were free to puruse or study in 
depth as we wished. The Panel involvement extended 1 
attendance of faculty meetings, meeting with such con 
mittees as the faculty committee on tenure, visiting wit, 
professors in their homes, lunching with students, and 
one-on-one interviews with student, faculty, and admin 
strative personnel. A few panelists made additional vish 
on their own to talk with faculty and students, to atten 
classes, etc. It is quite possible that some academic 
members of the Panel have a better overview of WPI 
than they do of their home institutions. " (italics added) 


After three years of watching the WPI Plan progress 
m concept to reality, the NSF panel was in a unique 
jition to judge WPI's accomplishments. The panel 
rted off skeptical: "I frankly did not think the Plan 
uld last as long as the three years of our panel, but 
II before that a crisis would occur which could not be 
y/ed," said David Riesman, echoing the feelings of the 
ier panelists. 

But in those three years, the panel's skepticism 
ned to belief that WPI might be able to pull it off 
sr all, and finally to enthusiasm at our achievement. 

Bruce Mazlish: "How can I sum up except to say 
i t a plan that seemed impossible of implementation 
t se years ago is now moving along briskly and well." 

David Riesman: "In the dawn's early light, the 
F n is still there, still in major part uncompromised and 
r >ntless in its demands on faculty energies and student 
t ;nts. And it seems clear that for the best students, 
\t 'I has provided a better education than they would 
r 'e received at the comparison colleges, and that the 
f ulty themselves have learned more than they would 
I" 'e, even at engineering schools of higher reputation 
3 1 greater national visibility prior to the Plan." 

Kenneth Picha: "The faculty and administration 
a to be commended for the excellent progress in im- 
p menting the innovative WPI Plan." 

George Pake: "My conclusion after three years 
c ing which I have seen the first class of graduates 
v. o have been fully under the WPI Plan: It is the most 
s :cessful experiment in educational reform with which I 
3 familiar." 

Lee Harrisberger: "This is one of the best ad- 
r nistered projects I have seen, and it has met its ob- 
ji tives for the three-year period exceedingly well. Prob- 
Ins of implementation were met and solved with very 
Ine compromise of objectives. The Plan is essentially 
cerational, and the problems that remain can be solved 
it the same competent manner as all in the past." 

John Whinnery: "There is a spirit, pride, and justi- 
fied self-confidence among the graduates and other stu- 
dents we met that signals success in achieving the most 
important objective of the program. . . I have not seen a 
more ambitious undertaking in any project for educa- 
tional innovation, nor one at any level carried out 

Eugene Reed: "With the graduation of the first 
generation of Plan students, an important milestone has 
been reached and the results of WPI's institutional trans- 
formation are beginning to emerge. We met with six 
seniors selected at random. . . They were an impressive 
group: articulate, self-confident, mature, knowledgeable 
in their fields, and wholly sold on the Plan. . . This group 
of young men and women are a credit to WPI. They will 
go out into the world, including top graduate schools, as 
living advertisements of the Plan." 


In the harsh light 

of business and industry 

Perhaps the most important judges of the WPI Plan, 
particularly for students, are the people who have to hi 
and work with Plan graduates, who have to compare 
WPI's end product with the students from other 

In these economic times, jobs are an especially sen 
sitive area. And ultimately the success of the WPI Plan 
will rest on whether WPI graduates can get at least as I 
good and as many jobs as graduates from other schoo 
And what does the business world think? 


"Interviewing your students calls for a slightly different 
but much more enjoyable, approach than that used at 
other colleges. Thanks to their project work, I found th 
typical candidate to be more outgoing in describing his 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute experiences; more 
practical in his attitudes toward a career; and really, 
much more "at home" with himself in terms of 
confidence in his abilities. It's very much akin to inter 
viewing a student who has participated in a cooperativt 
education program throughout his college years — havin 
applied his engineering knowledge to some extent, the 
candidate has already made a partial mental transition 
from student to industrial/business worker. 

". . . Like other industrial representatives, I had 
some initial concern about whether or not the Plan 
would graduate fully qualified chemical, mechanical 
engineers, etc. Based upon this past visit, I'm no longer 1 
worried and hope instead that the concept spreads to 
other, more rigid engineering curricula around the 

— R.C. Hawkins, Manager, Selection Et Placement, 
Koppers Company, Inc., Pittsburgh 

"A short while ago our personnel representative held 
interviews at various colleges in the New York and 
Boston metropolitan areas as well as at Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute. 

"In making a verbal report, he commented that, of 
all students interviewed, Worcester was the standout fo| 
responsiveness, knowledgeability, appearance, and type, 

"Further, the head of our Process Department 
added the important point that, based on his experience! 
the Worcester B.S. graduate today belongs at the top c 
the undergraduate league ... I should mention that he' 
is an M.I.T. man." 

— J.M. Driscoll, senior vice president. Stone Et Webster^ 
Engineering Corporation, New York City 

"I was recruiting at Tech last month for the Center. 

as very impressed with the quality of the students 
k year. My last visit was three years ago when the 
[n was in its infancy— what a difference now! The ex- 

;ure to real world problems is putting your students 
'. ahead of those from other colleges in coping with 

I life situations. They are much more conversant, self- 

ured, and accustomed to solving problems for which 
! answers are yet unknown. I was very impressed. 
»?p up the good work." 

• Christopher G. Foster, "Naval Underwater Systems 
[ iter, New London, Connecticut 

' 'PI Plan graduates are coming out just as good en- 

I eers as our older grads, but they are much more 

i are of the society in which they are doing en- 

I eering." 

I '. S. S. Ribeiro, '58, treasurer, Jamesbury Corporation, 

' rcester. 

nd on to graduate school 

\i not all students are ready to begin a career after 
hr years at WPI. What about those who want to go on 
t graduate or professional schools? From the Class of 
' , 22 percent of Plan students and 16 percent of non- 
P n students went on to grad school. It would appear 
t it Plan students tended to go to grad school farther 
• ay from WPI than did non-Plan students, and we 
: jld make a good case that, by and large, Plan stu- 
[■lts went to more prestigious graduate schools than 
t non-Plan alumni. But see for yourself. Here's where 
t y went: 

No. Plan No. Non-Plan 
I >ool students students 

■ ton College 


5 ton University 


E ndeis University 


[ e Western Reserve University 


I Drado School of Mines 


I nell University 


1 tmouth 



: leigh Dickinson University 


1 >rgia Tech 


- : vard University 


^ js. College of Optometry 





I o State University 


' nsylvania State University 



3 nford University 


5. NY at Stony Brook 


' ts University 


- versity of California at Berkeley 


. versity of Colorado 


. v. of Connecticut Med School 


- versity of New Hampshire 


- versity of Illinois 


- versity of Massachusetts 



- versity of Pennsylvania 


- versity of Rochester 



. versity of Wisconsin 


i jinia Polytechnic Institute 


J 1 



V 3 University 


Dollars and cents support 

The WPI Plan has been expensive. The amount of time 
and effort involved in changing an institution's entire 
curriculum can hardly be guessed at . . . but it's a lot. 
New facilities and new resources had to be added, too, 
and none of this came during times of economic plenty. 
As the size of the undergraduate student body grew 
from 1,600 to 2,100 — as new programs and new depart- 
ments had to be developed — as rising costs quickly out- 
stripped rising income — all the while the traditional WPI 
educational program had to be maintained, salaries paid, 
buildings maintained and in some cases renovated. 

And the WPI Plan itself is not a cheaper form of 
education. Quite the contrary. According to Eugene 
Reed of Bell Labs, "The major problem is cost. The Plan 
represents education inherently more expensive than the 
traditional format. I don't know how much more 
expensive — my estimate: 30% to 50%— nor do I know 
how WPI will pay for it." 

That seems like a gloomy picture. How could WPI 
possibly have created the WPI Plan — much less be able 
to maintain it — under those circumstances without incur- 
ring crippling budget deficits? 

The answer lies in large part with special financial 
support given to WPI specifically because of the Plan. In 
fact, a list of foundations and corporations that have 
made major grants to the WPI Plan — not to buildings or 
endowment — reads like a Who's Who of the major sup- 
porters of higher education in this country. Here are 
some of them: 


April 1970 The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 

$200,000: to fund the Environmental Sy 
terns Study Program, a prototype of pr 
ject work under the Plan. 

June 1971 Carnegie Corporation of New York, 
$188,000: to fund the remodeling of 
courses and "design" work leading to t 
Plan's beginning. 

October 1972 National Science Foundation, 

$733,400: A three year grant, the larges 
ever given by NSF under its College 
Science Improvement Program, to fund 
implementation of the Plan. 

February 1973 The Kresge Foundation, $150,000: to 

provide, by renovation, a technical sup 
port and service center for project work 
located in the old Foundry. 

January 1974 National Endowment for the 

Humanities, $180,000: to promote the 
teaching of humanities in a technical 
school by developing the WPI Plan suf- 

April 1974 The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 

$350,000: to strengthen social science 
competence of both faculty and student 
by supporting interactive project activity 
and special summer programs for trainin 

July 1974 The Ford Foundation, $180,000: in 

recognition of WPI's achievement and ir, 
novation, a Venture Fund grant to en- 
courage and support other improvement 
in undergraduate education, to be used \ 
the discretion of the institution. 

October 1974 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 
$150,000: to support faculty developmen 
in the humanities. 

June 1975 The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 

$85,000: to aid in developing audio-visua 
programs and instructional methods. 

June 1975 National Science Foundation, 

$430,100: to continue with Plan imple- 
mentation, in recognition of WPI's posi- 
tion as a national leader in engineering 

October 1975 National Foundation for Arts and 

Humanities, $82,500: to further the use i 
and development of audio-visual aids to , 

March 1976 Lilly Endowment, $123,000: to support 
and develop social science faculty and 


he WPI Plan . . . What it isn't 

11^ ne of the problems in talking about the WPI 
■ Plan is that people tend to fasten onto a 
*W number of highly visible changes that have been 
r ie in the academic structure, saying "These are part 
) he WPI Plan" — or even, "These are the WPI Plan." 
I a significant number of those changes are not part 
> he Plan; they just happen to have been instituted at 
r same time as the Plan. They help the Plan, but they 
I not essential to the concept. 

Three of these interesting but nonessential elements 
\ e been widely publicized: Intersession, videotape- 
ii :d individually paced teaching techniques, and WPI's 
1 otiated admissions program. Two others, the 7-week 
t ns and the changed grading system, have been the 
mi points of considerable on-campus controversy 
r'jgh this has been little publicized off campus. 

To complete an understanding of the WPI Plan, 
f ;e other elements must also be understood. They 
) • an important role in shaping academic life on 
:. lpus. 

I tersession 

r d or three weeks in January devoted to a different 
t of academic enterprise: this is the basic recipe for 
r' rsession, which is modeled after January programs 
\\ J at scores of colleges. At WPI the ingredients 
3 erally include 150 or so short courses, running from 
) evening to ten days. Technical subjects are covered, 
y many other courses are far afield of the usual WPI 
I rsework: gourmet cooking, teaching contract bridge, 
a ter mountaineering trips, bartending, pipe-organ 
: istruction, and the list goes on. 

Why? The fundamental reason for beginning the 
Ir ^rsession program was to help break down the rigid 
s jcture that had the faculty member engaged in teach- 
I and research, but seeing his students in almost no 
o er situation. Intersession was designed to draw out 
f; ulty members and students to discover common 
ir crests, to meet each other as people and not as ad- 
v saries in a classroom situation. In the words of David 

Riesman, NSF panel member, "It is rewarding for stu- 
dents to discover that their feared professor of physics is 
teaching them how to build harpsichords, or that a 
chemical engineer is giving an Intersession course on 
Chinese cooking, or that a professor of history is taking 
them to Florida to do oral history among the remaining 
indigenous residents of the Florida Keys. Faculty and 
students discover each other in new ways, increase the 
range of mutually shared interests, break the routines of 
formal relationships — which are particularly striking at 
WPI because of the near total lack of any non-classroom 
residential contact between students and faculty." 

Thus the intent of Intersession was to build bridges 
of communication between students and faculty, to help 
foster a sense of community on campus. In five years, 
though, Intersession's impact has changed somewhat. In 
the beginning, the hoped-for goals were indeed 
achieved. But student participation has dropped some- 
what each year, leveling off at about 50 percent each 
year. One thing that has happened is that students have 
learned to use Intersession for other purposes, for 
special projects of their own, and as a period in which to 
help organize or wrap up projects and sufficiencies. 

Intersession has played a large role in helping 
faculty and students get to understand each other 
better, and that has been an important factor in the suc- 
cess of the sweeping changes that have been going on 
in other areas. 


7-week terms 

The first visible aspect of the WPI Plan changes came 
about in 1972 when 7-week terms hit the campus. 
Discussing the initial reaction of many that 7-week terms 
had been a mistake, David Riesman says, "I thought in- 
stead it was a stroke of genius. It made clear that the 
Plan was a revolution, that it required rethinking one's 
subject matter and stripping it to its essentials, and alter- 
ing one's relations to students so as to put them on their 

There were several reasons for making the change. 
First, it was designed to enable students to devote an 
entire term to working on a project, perhaps off campus, 
and made the formation of project groups possible. Se- 
cond, the 7-week terms were designed to make the 
overall academic calendar more flexible, by enabling stu- 
dents to enter and leave the college at different times in 
the year, to take a term off with relatively little disruption 
in their careers. Third, the workload would remain the 
same, but students would study only three courses at a 
time, instead of the former five or six during a 14-week 
semester. By doing this, it was hoped that students 
could more thoroughly immerse themselves in their 
coursework, learning more efficiently. 

Of course, things never work out in practice quite 
the way their designers intended. After an intensive two- 
summer-long effort, financed in part by a grant from the 
Carnegie Corporation and in part by faculty members 
donating two weeks their time, the college's course of- 
ferings were completely revamped. When classes 
opened in September 1972, though, the snags in the de- 
sign soon became apparent. The rapid pace of learning 
proved a hardship on returning students, who were 
simply unprepared for the change it would require in 
their studying and learning habits. Faculty, too, couldn't 
adapt overnight. Many tried to teach their material in the 
same old ways, just twice as fast, and that often didn't 
work. In some subject areas — mathematics and the 
humanities, for example — the newly required pace was 
simply too fast. It didn't allow the time needed for con- 
cepts and insights to develop and mature. It seemed to 
threaten the basic process of understanding in those 

But solutions were found. Experience taught many 
faculty how to deal with the new time frame. For a few 
areas, the faculty decided to ignore the 7-week term, 
running a course for 14 weeks at its previous rate of 
teaching. With occasional modification, the 7-week 
terms have proved effective. The WPI Plan could be 
operated with 7- or 10- or 14-week terms, once the col- 
lege's structure of courses has been designed to accom- 
modate the interval. Though not essential to the Plan, 
the 7-week terms have helped to signal the sort of dras- 
tic change that the Plan embodies, telling students, 
faculty, and outsiders alike that something different is in- 
deed happening in Worcester. 


Under the WPI Plan, three basic grades exist: 
Acceptable, Acceptable with Distinction, (AD) and No 
Record (NR which means that no record is made on tl 
transcript of the student's having taken that particular 
course). A grade of Not Acceptable is recorded only f< 
project work or independent study. 

This change from the traditional A-B-C-D-F was 
made to help break away from the tyranny of a quality 
point average, with a view to letting students worry 
more about studying their subject to understand it thai 
about getting a good enough grade to raise their QPAl I 
certain amount. The AD grade still allowed recognition 
of superior performance, while the NR would hopefully 
encourage students to venture into areas with which 
they might not be too familiar because there was no 
stigma attached to failure, no permanent brand on the 

All grading systems have their plusses and minuse 
At WPI, it seemed there were— and are — some studeml 
for whom the grading system is inadequate. If they ha\< 
no hope of distinction, then there is no intermediate 
grade to help spur them on to make an effort greater 
than that required simply to get by. Although this affec 
only a minority of the students, it is a real problem non 
theless. About the only answer to it, though, is that an 
other grading system will also work to the disadvantag* 
of certain students. Changing the grading system woul 
only shift the burden to a different group. 

Along with the recorded grades, a student's tran 
script also contains written descriptions of his or her 
work in projects and independent study. By detailing a 
student's accomplishments and performance in these 
self-motivated areas, the Plan transcript actually gives 1 
better and clearer picture of that student's real achieve' 
ment at WPI. 

Whenever you change a grading system, it seems, 
you are stuck with the task of teaching outsiders how 
use and interpret the new system. Industrial recruiters 
balked at first at the Plan grades: without a QPA, how 
could they adequately judge a student's record? It was 
case of unfamiliarity breeding contempt — or at least 
caution. But most of them soon learned that descrip- 
tions and evaluations of degree-qualifying projects gave 
them a much better indicator — one more relevant to . 
their own job-filling requirements — of a student's 
potential and performance than a simple succession of 1 
letter grades could ever do. 

The one remaining bastion of required QPAs, it apt ' 
pears, is for admission to certain types of professional ' ' 
school — notably medicine and law. Such institutions 
may have 40 people applying for every available openin. • 
and many of them feel, rightly or wrongly, that they 
simply don't have to be bothered looking at a student's* ■• 
record unless there is a number attached to it. This has' 
created a problem for some WPI students, and for thesis 
cases (and only in these cases) a compromise with the 
grading system is made, computing an "artificial" QPAlk 
which is accompanied by a disclaimer to the effect thatll 
Plan grades are not translatable into numerical averages 
The "number" is just to help those students get past th 
initial screening — it is, in fact, exactly what many of 
these professional schools do themselves anyway. 



levision teaching and 
; tting your own pace 

as apparent right from the beginning that WPI facul- 
'ere going to be utterly overloaded if they tried just 
dd on project supervision, advising, and competency 
ns to their regular teaching load. With this in mind, 

has made a big commitment to the use of television 
videotape as a medium of instruction. When a pro- 
Dr can record his lectures once, perhaps doing sever- 
: them in one day, he is freed of an enormous bur- 

The second time around, particularly, he has more 

available to meet with students on an individual 
s and to advise project groups. Updating a course 
)mes a simple matter of redoing only those things 
:h need changing. 

A second benefit of putting instruction on video- 
, which is then available at the library, is that a stu- 

can study at his own speed, and according to his 

schedule. If 10 p.m. is convenient for him, then it is 
convenient for the videotape. And if the student 
ts to go through four lectures at a sitting, he can. 
e videotape removes the possibility of a student 
rupting to ask a question and have it answered im- 
iately, it also adds the possibility of viewing the lec- 
or parts of it two or more times. 
A number of courses are offered in a completely 
oaced version (called I PI, for individually prescribed 
uction) using programmed-leaming texts, video- 
s, and periodic tests, or"assessments," which must 
lastered before the student can go on to the next 
of instruction. There are also regular conference 
ions where students can get help on trouble spots. 
IPI system puts a great deal of responsibility on the 
ent: there is nothing but the calendar to force the 
!, and if the student goofs off and doesn't get going, 
3 is no one else to do it for him. But for the student 

can handle it, IPI offers a marvelous bonus. Be- 
;e the student must master one unit before moving 
ne can't get in over his head because he missed out 

vital background area. It may take the student ;hree 
ks to finish a course, or it may take him twelve, but 
n he is through he has demonstrated a grasp of the 

Because so much of the WPI Plan depends on the 
ent's own initiative and participation in the educa- 
al process, IPI is especially suited to WPI. It is not 
)table to every subject, but it offers significant bene- 
to students, faculty, and the college. While not a 
of the Plan, IPI has been a very important factor in 
ing it succeed. 

Negotiated admissions 

WPI's negotiated admissions process is unlike the other 
things discussed in this article. It wasn't instituted along 
with the Plan; it came later. 

Basically, the negotiated admissions process 
involves a very heavy counseling role by the admissions 
staff with each prospective applicant. The interested 
candidate is exposed to a wide variety of WPI experi- 
ences and I'rterature, including interviews, tours, taped 
presentations, perhaps sitting in on a class. Then, pro- 
viding only that the prospect meets the minimal require- 
ments of four years of high school math, three of 
science, and four of English (this requirement, in itself, 
will weed out perhaps 90 percent of high school stu- 
dents), the decision to admit is made by the applicant 
himself or herself, not by the admissions office. 

Because of the high self-motivation required of stu- 
dents under the WPI Plan, it seemed only logical that 
the admissions process should reflect the need for parti- 
cipation. The student is told about WPI and shown what 
will be expected; told how his or her test scores relate to 
those of current students; and finally asked to assess his 
or her own chances. It happens occasionally that a stu- 
dent opts to admit himself, even though the admissions 
staff are convinced that the student probably won't be 
able to make it through. In this case, the student is 
given the opportunity to withdraw, with his deposit re- 
turned. But if the student has enough confidence in him- 
self, despite the warnings, then WPI will give him a 
chance to try. 

"There's no way we can measure a student's 
motivation," says Admissions Director John Brandon. 
"It's not a matter of test scores or class rank. And 
motivation is really important under the WPI Plan, more 
so than at most schools. So if a student is willing to bet 
on himself, we're not going to tell him no." 

When negotiated admissions was first adopted in 
1972, there was some fear that this meant a lowering of 
standards and would result in ill-prepared students. This 
was in spite of the fact that, just prior to the new sys- 
tem, WPI was accepting 1200 of its 1300 applicants. In 
practice, there has been little change in the student body 
which can be attributed to negotiated admissions. It 
appears that there are slightly more "superstars" and 
slightly more students at the bottom end of the scale. 
But this may also reflect differences in the type of stu- 
dent who is attracted by the Plan. 


Genesis — 

The birth of the WPI Plan 

by Andreas de Rhoda 

Perhaps the most striking thing about the WPI 
Plan is that it was designed not from the top 
down but from the bottom up. Its creators didn't 
start by changing academic courses, the usual route of 
college reform. They weren't even content to stop at the 
next and far more basic stage, rebalancing the 
distribution of requirements, the mix of educational 
courses and programs which is rarely changed, 
especially in colleges of science and engineering. 
Instead, these "radicals" went right to the foundation of 
the college's educational goals. 

The overall goal of WPI, like that of most of its 
sister institutions, has remained the same since its 
founding: to educate professional engineers and 
scientists. In the more modest language of WPI's 1865 
motto, Lehr und Kunst, it reads, "to combine theoretical 
knowledge with practical learning." 

To the people who designed the WPI Plan, this 
statement was no longer sufficient for the world in 
which higher education exists today. And so they 
reconceived that goal completely. 

What made these quiet, nonideological professors 
throw away the known recipes for academic reform and 
start from scratch? Were they naive idealists who knew 
so little about the myriad of things that could go wrong 
in such a basically new and complex program? Were 
they opportunists who sensed more quickly than others 
the new wind blowing through the halls of ivy, and who 
responded with an effective public relations device? 

Such suggestions overlook the most obvious 
explanation. Most of the designers of the WPI Plan were 
engineers. They tackled the educational problem before 
them in much the same way any engineer would tackle 
a technological problem. They began with a set of basic 
"specifications" that needed to be achieved, and then 
they translated them into a basic new design. 

The faculty members who planned WPI's future had 
not only to create the design but also to set the 
specifications. They recognized the rapidly growing need 
to direct the development of technology more wisely, 
more sanely, and more efficiently. They realized that to 
graduate people capable of doing this would require an 
entirely new educational process. 




Yet this birth of a new educational concept could 
hardly have happened at a less likely place. In 1 
Worcester Tech was a fairly stodgy little school 
dozing in the sunlight of its past achievements. Foundc 
in 1865, it had been one of the country's first three in- 
dependent technical schools — schools that had 
pioneered undergraduate education in science and 
engineering. Worcester Tech, along with others, had 
graduated the men who built the railroads, the 
steamships, the oil refineries, the assembly lines, the 
highways, and the computers — in short, the economic 
base of our modern technological American society. 

While these pioneering days were long gone, it wa 
difficult for the school to resist the temptation to assuru 
that the outlook and methods that had been effective f 
a century would continue to serve for at least another 

Some of the faculty, though, saw the situation 
differently. They saw that the momentum of growth in 
engineering schools — triggered largely by the post-Wor 
War II Gl Bill and a wave of governmental research 
grants — had largely passed the old college by. They sav, 
that the acceleration of change in technology was 
obsoleting for seniors much of what they learned as 
freshmen. These faculty members realized that the 
mushrooming of state-operated, low-tuition, tax- 
supported colleges threatened the very survival of 
privately controlled and financed colleges such as 
Worcester Tech. They understood that a new social 
conscience had been born out of the growing realizatio 
of the impact of technology on human values and way 
of life. 

In their eyes, the school had missed the boat of th 
post-war research boom and was about to miss the ne>w 
one which they saw ahead — the massive reorientation <; 
science and engineering resulting from the new social 
and environmental ethic. To them, the school was also 
cultural wasteland. The curriculum contained eight 
courses in English and six in history. 


Finally, the faculty looked at their own role in the 
tution. Decision-making and academic planning were 
.pletely monopolized by an executive committee 
iposed of the powerful entrenched heads of the 
Jemic departments. "Faculty meetings here were 
twice or three times a year," recalls electrical 
neering professor Romeo Moruzzi. "No more were 
jed. We simply marched in, listened to the decisions 
had been made, and then marched out again." 
>hen Weininger, chemistry, said: "This place was like 
deration of baronial fiefs. Between them, the barons 
this place by a kind of gentle interdepartmental log- 
lg. The peasants gave the barons their due and in 
ti were granted unwritten economic security." 

1 ^ espite these sobering assessments of the state of 
BwPI, many of the faculty realized that if there 
^was ever to be a basic change in undergraduate 
C nee and engineering instruction, it would have to be 
t 9 at a college very much like this one— an institution 
r II enough to make overall change effective, and 
r )phisticated enough to not resist change effectively. 
I Harvard sociologist David Riesman later put it, "WPI 
j ishes a marvelous illustration which I think can be 
e Bralized: namely, that some of the best chances for 
; rm lie in institutions with a loyalist faculty, with no 
t ir opportunities elsewhere, who care about the 
i tution's survival in part out of loyalty and idealism, 
r in part because it is the only source of their 
: lemic survival.") 

The academic earthquake that took place at the 
I sge between 1968 and 1970 was preceded by two 
r) Her tremors: a drive for faculty tenure, and a 
L culum reform. 

Tenure, the formal recognition of permanent faculty 
t. js, is generally viewed as the economic basis of 
c lemic freedom in higher education. Before 1968 
i 3 had been a kind of quasi-tenure at WPI. Faculty 
I ibers who had been at the college for more than 
I n years were tacitly assumed to be there for good. 
I it was not a specific right. A group of faculty who 
£ begun their academic careers at other institutions 
> led a local chapter of the American Association of 
li 'ersity Professors, which called on the faculty to 
s blish a formal tenure system. The faculty appointed 

mmittee to study the problem. The committee also 
a d for a tenure system, and so the faculty voted it in. 
1 lure was the first significant act initiated by the 
Bitty in the entire history of this college," says 
r essor Moruzzi, who chaired the tenure study 
c mittee. 

After this first act of independence, a group of 
i Ity members in electrical engineering called for 
itemization of the freshman curriculum, which they 
r ged was hopelessly outdated. "This curriculum of 
i would drive a modern Atwater Kent from this 
|x>l," protested Professor William R. Grogan, a WPI 
r luate who became one of the top leaders of the 
*!rm movement. (Atwater Kent, one of the pioneers of 
IJD manufacturing in the first part of the century, had 
Ked out of Worcester Tech for failing to pass certain 
5 :ired courses.) 

WPI President Harry Storke, who had been aware 
of the need for change, moved to keep the department 
heads from dominating the reform process. He asked 
each department head to nominate three of his faculty 
for a curriculum committee. Storke and Dean of Faculty 
M. Lawrence Price picked one from each department, 
then named Grogan chairman. 

The group produced sweeping recommendations for 
a new freshman-sophomore curriculum. It called for 
elective courses in the very first year, and for minor pro- 
grams in English, history, and humanities and tech- 
nology, a new program concept. Later the committee 
proposed establishing degree programs in economics, 
business, humanities and technology, and inter- 
disciplinary studies, another new program. 

The resulting faculty debate over the new curric- 
ulum was heated. In the end it revolved around a single 
technical question: should "graphics" (technical 
drawing) remain compulsory? The reformers thought 
graphics should not be required for every student; the 
traditionalists insisted it was a key to technical educa- 
tion. The vote was close — 54 to 48. One dissident com- 
mittee member, in protest, resigned from the panel and 
from the college. 

The rapidly growing dissatisfaction of the faculty 
with the established way of doing things was 
one crucial factor for change. The other was 
President Storke himself. A retired Army general with 
virtually no background as an educator, Storke seemed a 
most unlikely reformer. Yet soon after taking office in 
1962, he had recognized that something was wrong. He 
had asked the department heads to draw up a long- 
range plan to assure the college's financial survival in an 
age of increasing competition from public institutions. 

The department heads' response struck him as 
indifferent and meaningless. He decided that if there was 
to be any substantial improvement at all, he would have 
to look for support somewhere else. The success of the 
curriculum reform convinced him he would find his allies 
in the rank and file of the faculty. 

Storke's opportunity to move came in the wake of a 
faculty meeting held on June 14, 1968. At that session, 
chemical engineering professor C. William Shipman 
stood up, took the everpresent pipe from his mouth, and 
addressed his faculty colleagues in his laconic and gently 
ironic way. One of his Sunday School pupils, a brilliant 
high school student, Shipman recounted, had recently 
asked him what engineering college he would 

"I was about to say 'Worcester Tech, of course,' but 
then I stopped right in my tracks. It suddenly dawned on 
me that I could not cite one convincing reason. I 
couldn't think of one good argument why this promising 
young fellow should join the school where I teach." 
Shipman became passionate in his quiet way. The 
college, he charged, was drifting without any definite 
academic purpose except the one phrased a hundred 
years earlier. Wasn't it about time to redefine that 


Two others, mathematics professor John P. van 
Alstyne and electrical engineering professor William R. 
Roadstrum, rose in support of Shipman. 

Shortly afterwards, President Storke dropped in on 
Shipman. "If I appoint a planning committee," he said, 
"will you chair it?" 

"If I get the support I need from you, I will," replie 

"You've got it." 

Storke, Shipman, and van Alstyne drew up a list of 
prospective committee members, making sure no depar 
ment was represented more than once. They asked for 
and got acceptances from John Boyd (mechanical 
engineering), Charles R. Heventhal (English), Roadstrur 
and Weininger, who at 32 was the youngest committee 

Before the momentous decision was announced, 
several committee members talked with key faculty to 
reassure them that they weren't "selling out." 

"We were in an awkward position," Weininger say 
"Several of us had just helped fight to win the faculty c 
voice in academic matters, and here we found ourselve; 
suddenly on a planning group named by presidential fia 
We told our colleagues that this new committee would 
be the only one besides Grogan's that wasn't dominate* 
by the department heads. If anything significant were tc 
be achieved, it would have to be done through this 

Storke approved the membership. On December 12 
1968, he called the department heads to a special 
meeting and announced what he had done. A five- 
minute recess had to be ordered so that everyone 
present could regain his composure. 

The next day the President's Planning Group 
met for the first time. The task given them by 
Storke was to draw up a plan for long-range 
development, which included possible academic change 
but stressed sound financing. At this very first session, 
the six men realized they could not do their job ade- 
quately without reviewing everything about the college, 
right down to its basic educational philosophy. 

"We felt we were touching the latch of a window 
on the future that was about to open to us," says 
Weininger. "Everything depended on Storke's approval 
of this much wider goal." Shipman went to Storke and 
told him. Storke said to go ahead. 


One of the central motivations behind the group's 
•cision to take the widest possible approach, Weininger 
■lieves, was an article by mechanical engineering 
ofessor Charles Feldman published the previous year in 
9 Journal. In it, Dr. Feldman called for basic academic 
? orm by cold-bloodedly arguing institutional survival. 

The enormous expansion of tax-supported public 
lieges and universities, he warned, was certain to bury 
3 "privates" in a decade— unless the privates found 
mething special to offer students and became the best 
that special field. Feldman called for unstructured 
idy, project work, self-paced learning, a value-oriented 
inanities program, and an end to compulsory classes 
d grading. This would have been a radical proposal for 
/ engineering school; for WPI it was dizzying. 

The President's Planning Group began its work by 
jessing the college's current academic assets and by 
ilecting any and all ideas for "alternative futures." 
adstrum suggested that each alternative should be 
earched and argued as if it were the only one in 
stence, even if it meant turning the argument around 
win it. This they did. Each member wrote a proposal, 
■ n the others talked it to shreds and rewrote it even 
re persuasively. This technique proved one of the 
st helpful moves in the entire study. 

The group came up with twelve possible alternative 

To become a research-oriented graduate center in 

engineering and science. 

To become a "middle college." 

To provide a classical education in engineering and 

science in the Oxford-Cambridge manner. 

To provide high quality pre-graduate education in 

engineering and science. 

To educate for leadership and decision-making in a 

technological society. 

To specialize in educating the underprivileged. 

To train students for a bachelor of science degree in 


To promote invention and entrepreneurship. 

To transform WPI into a general university. 

To join the state university. 

To maintain the status quo. 

To create an appropriate combination of any or all of 

these possibilities. 

Although all six group members were teaching full 
c ss loads during this period, they came up with a 
r ort in March 1969, just three months after their 
f nation. Entitled The Future of Two Towers, the 
r ort included a preliminary planning schedule, a partial 
c ilysis of the school's current status, a list of the 
I Hve alternative futures with arguments for four, and 
s omaries of the results of questionnaires that had been 
s t out to the college community. 


van Alstyne 



President Storke sent the report to faculty, the 
Board of Trustees, staff, and selected students and 
alumni. Then the group mailed another questionnaire I 
those who had received the report. On April 16, 1969, 
classes were canceled and everyone on campus was 
invited to join in discussing WPI's future. Some 150 
students — 10 percent of the total population— and 130 
faculty— 80 percent— took part in a number of small 
group sessions. 

"It was the healthiest day we ever had here," van 
Alstyne recalls enthusiastically. "For the first time in oi 
history, we honestly faced up to the problems before i 
and talked about them freely. And this was done with 
extraordinarily broad participation." 

By June 30, the group had published Two Towen 
II, including essays on the remaining futures, a summa 
of the answers received to the last questionnaire, 
conclusions drawn from Planning Day, and the 
completion of their analysis of the college's current 
status, mostly from the financial standpoint. 



Right into this process of rapidly accelerating 
discussion and planning fell a critical event. 
General Storke had decided to retire for personal, 
reasons, and a new college president had to be selecte* 
A presidential search committee had come up witr 
two prime candidates. One was an industrial engineer 
and dean of the engineering school at a large state 
university. The other was a physicist and vice chancellc 
of Washington University in St. Louis. 

The department heads wanted the industrial 
engineer. The President's Planning Group, which had 
managed to meet with the Washington University man, 
informally for half an hour, strongly preferred him. Whe 
Storke saw who was backing whom, he adroitly threw \ 
his support behind the choice of the six planners. The , 
Trustees offered the job to him, and he accepted. Thus 
George W. Hazzard became president of Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute and the man who would have to 
bring the WPI Plan into being. 

Dr. Hazzard admitted to an interviewer that at first 
Worcester Tech did not interest him very much. What 
changed his mind was that half-hour meeting with the 
Plan Group. It convinced him that the old college had a 
unusual opportunity to create something entirely new in 


Meanwhile, the President's Planning Group had 

ned as a committee. They urged the faculty to 

e a successor panel. "The ball had been set rolling," 

Alstyne explains. 'If it was to keep on going, the 

Ity as a body would have to be responsible and in 

rol from then on." 

Impressed with the swift motion of events, the 

ty established a Faculty Planning Committee to 

inue the work. Four of the six planners were elected 

e new committee— van Alstyne, Boyd, Heventhal, 

Shipman— along with Moruzzi, who had headed the 

re drive, and Grogan, who had led the curriculum 

m. Thus the two preceding movements for change 

, in a sense, merged with the third and most 

>und into a single, forwardgoing drive. 

The new group began its work July 1. Shipman, 

1 elected chairman, asked each member to write a 

ment of goals for the college. 

"The papers were remarkably similar," he recalls. 

urning each of those twelve future possibilities 

nd in our minds, in trying to look at the positive side 

ich, we had in effect been forcing out into the open 

>wn innermost thoughts and feelings about what a 

I educational program ought to be." 

John van Alstyne put it this way: "At this point, the 

Dm of having evaluated and seriously argued each 

e various alternative futures became fully apparent. 

low realized that while none of these alternatives 

;sented an exclusive description of the future that its 

cate would have seriously put forth, all did contain 

al and common threads of educational philosophy 

h went into the genesis of the model that finally 

ged." A striking synthesis — conscious, unconscious, 

>th — had taken place. 

The faculty committee spent the summer of 1969 

ig Two Towers III the definitive design for the 

e of WPI. It was published in mid-September at the 

ing of the fall semester. This report surprised and 

ked many members of the faculty. 

"I think this was because of the timing," Dr. 

man later told the student yearbook. "We had done 

/vork during the summer. Most of the faculty were 

acation and had not read the second report. To 

n in the fall and discover that we had produced 

3thing that much different, something that 

rtened the organizational structure of the college 

which had been done without most of the faculty 

g on campus— and certainly very few of the 

ents— caused a bit of shock. I think that if we had 

anted it in a different way, there would have been 

of an upset." 

Two Towers III called for setting up nine 

ommittees, each dealing with various aspects of the 

osal. Ultimately, some 90 students and 74 faculty 

ad on these panels. 


Then Planning Day II was held in October to discuss 
the plan. Committee members went all over the campus 
talking to faculty and students, explaining the proposals. 
The sharpest debates took place over the proposed 
elimination of academic departments. Reformers saw 
this as one of the keys to the success of the new pro- 
gram, at the heart of which would be interdisciplinary 
cooperation; they felt that academic compartmental- 
ization had to go. Opponents saw this as an invitation to 
institutional chaos. Because of strong opposition, this 
part of the plan had to be dropped. 

On December 17, 1969, the faculty adopted a 
statement which summed up the new overall goal of the 
college in a few paragraphs. In January and February, 
the reports issued by the nine subcommittees were 
distributed, unedited and without comment. 

Now the six planning committee members put 
together their final report, Two Towers IV: A Plan, 

which was published in March 1970. The plan — now thj 
WPI Plan — was presented to the faculty for approval irL 
June 1970. During those final discussions, it was modin 
fied in two places: physical education was retained as ] 
requirement, and an amendment by Dr. Wilmer L. 
Kranich, head of chemical engineering, required studenp 
to complete the equivalent of 12 units of work before j 
being allowed to take the competency examination. 

By a two-to-one majority, the faculty adopted the 
proposal. Two years of hard work by the faculty had 
brought into being a new educational program and a 
new future for WPI. Conception, labor pains, and the 
trauma of birth were now over for the WPI Plan. What 
remained ahead, however, was an even harder task: ovl 
a seven-year period the infant WPI Plan had to be 
nurtured, trained, and made into a functioning and 
productive member of educational society. 

And now it is. 











Editor's Note: On the next few pages are excerpts from "A Freshperson Guide 
to WPI," a 32-page booklet introducing the WPI Plan to incoming students. It 
was written and edited by Rob Granger, '75, John Zimmerman, 77, and Marion 
Bishop, '76, as part of a degree qualifying project. 

a racuitv viewpoint 

All of you who have decided to enter WPI have more than a casual 
interest in science and technology or you would have considered a 
different kind of college. I don't have to debate here the importance of 
technology, for good or ill, in our lives. You recognize these impacts or 
you wouldn't be here. I would like to make some points about techni- 
cal education at WPI that may not be so obvious, leading to a plea for 
you to experiment and grow by designing a creative educational pro- 
gram for yourself. I'll get to that in a bit. 

To start, do you realize the potential for educational flexibility that 
exists here? Almost every school and college says, for example, that 
grades in courses are not important but that it's what you learn that 
counts; while you know that in reality grades are the most important 
thing. After all, let's face it, that's how you get the degree. We are try- 
ing here to get around this little Catch 22 by not having courses and 
grade accumulation be the degree requirement. The degree at WPI is 
based upon your ability to perform competently in projects in your 
fields of interest. This means that grades in courses at WPI are to help 
you evaluate your own understanding of the course material and are 
not the certification for your degree, which is as it should be. This also 
means that instead of the faculty and the students being adversaries in 
grade grubbing, they can be on the same side of the learning fence -- 
and cooperate. Even better, we don't have a failing grade here, so you 
can experiment without punishment. This type of curriculum is really 
very unusual if you compare it to those of most other colleges, and it 
provides a potential for achieving greatness, we think, for us as a college 
and you as a person. 

Notice that I used the word "potential" twice in the last paragraph. 
This is because we are still in a state of development at WPI. There are 
internal and external pressures to gradually revert to a more traditional 
educational system. We have already faced most of the external pres- 
sures, grad schools for example, and we pretty well have them licked. 
The internal pressures are where you come in. As Walt Kelley's Pogo 
used to say, "We have met the enemy and they is us." Our PLAN is 
very different from the formal education of our own faculty and the 
high school backgrounds of most of our students. The flexibility of the 
PLAN carries with it a lot of responsibility, for it means that you (with 
advice) have to learn how to make decisions on which courses and pro- 
jects you are going to undertake. Some faculty and students find this too 
scary or too fuzzy. You students are the ones that have to show that you 
can learn to use this freedom to deepen your intellectual grasp and to 
broaden your emotional horizons. Your success, however you choose to 
measure it, is our success. 

But what does all this have to do with creativity? Lots of Engineers 
and scientists study, build, and play with things to create new stuff. You 
see, to create is at the center of it. Yet traditional technical training 
tends to stifle the urge to create by an endless sequence of passive 
"course sitting." At WPI we urge you to do projects and to create -- 
right from the start. We want to combine the languages of science, 
mathematics, social science and the humanities in a creative stretching 
of your mind. 

That last sentence is pretty heavy, and to lighten it, I like the essay 
by George Nelson about the difference between art and design that I've 
;>ted below. It is pretty long, but, I think, worth reading. 
"For a number of reasons - good and bad -- design is a confusing sub- 
ject. Among the good reasons is the elusiveness of definition: a person 
who does a line of dresses for a couturier house and someone who 
draws a plan for a jet engine are both called designers. It is hard to 
see what they have in common. 

What both people share, I think, is the process: each starts with a 
problem, one related to the female figure and the other related to 
propulsion. Each arrives at solutions within a context: money limita- 
tions, materials available, skills and tools at hand, existing state of the 
repetition, the nature of the art, competition, the nature of the 


"When a student is absent without previous excuse, I 
he shall present two excuses, one for the absence an 
one for failure to secure permission to be absent." | 

-WPI Rule, 1874 

J. Himpan and R. Reichel prepared calculations and 
designs for a 50-ton moon rocket. It was shown 
"possible with very great expenditure of labor, ma- 
terials, and money, to send a payload of 10 kg to 
the moon. (And we have) demonstrated that it is not 
possible in principle to improve on this very low 
ratio of payload to total weight as long as chemical 
propellants are used. It was further deduced that a 
rocket capable of carrying a man to the moon and 
back would need to be of fantastic size and weight -- 
so large indeed, that the project could be classed as 
impossible .... The dream of human beings to fly tc 
the stars must, as far as we can see, remain a dream.' 
(J. Himpan and R. Reichel, "Can We Fly to the 
Moon?" American Journal of Physics, May, 1949, 



3 not fear. You are not about to be exposed to a 
sertation on the values of different grading sys- 
ns. What follows is a grading system, but it will 
t be defended or criticized. It is included for two 
isons. First, it seems like a reasonable possibility. 
:ond, it's kind of cute, 
s a remarkable simple system. Everything is 
rked with a number from one to five. And 
it's it. 

If the Score is: It means that the person 
5 demonstrates mastery 

4 demonstrates competence 

3 suggests competence 

2 suggests incompetence 

1 demonstrates incompetence 


hanks to Professor O'Neill, Physics 



e think union with Polytech (WPI) would be a 
d thing, but it isn't worth going to Worcester for. 

--Spokesman for MIT, 1910 


If you stay with a problem long enough you will 
;t the answer. It may not be the one you ex- 
acted, but chances are it will be the truth. If you 
■ally want to learn anything from an experiment, 
lange only one condition at a time, 
ever hesitate to try a hunch. If it turns out OK, 
le theoretical chap will tell you why. 
practice and theory don't agree, investigate the 

-Observations of 
Prof. Charles Allen, WPI 


dress has to enchance the wearer; the engine has to drive the plane. 
A design may be very beautiful, but it is not art; a design has to do 
something. The artist works to make a kind of visual statement that 
has, for him, some important connection with reality as he perceives 
it. The designer needs a client to present a problem, and a factory to 
make his design in quantity. 

The scientist believes that problems can be solved with his intellectual 
equipment plus instruments. His answers are always quantifiable. The 
designer goes along with this to a great extent, but he also relies on 
the evidence of his senses and his intuition. So his work falls some- 
where between art and science. 

A very bad reason for the confusion about design is the prevailing 
notion that it is a kind of frosting, an aesthetic overlay that makes 
humdrum objects more appetizing. No responsible designer believes 
this. In nature, organic designs (our best models) never show decora- 
tion that isn't functional, never show the slightest concern for aesthe- 
tics, and always try to match the organism with its environment so 
that it will survive. 

Misconceptions about design also arise because modern technology 
isolates so many people from the processes of designing and making. 
Considering how little we are taught about such things, autos and 
stereo sets might just as well grow on trees. Technological society has 
created the visual illiterate, a new barbarian who thinks people have 
eyes so that they can tell when traffic lights turn red or green, and 
who lacks the faintest idea of how his complex environment is put 

One way to learn something about design is to dust off your old 
college text for Biology I and read about the way the forms, structures, 
and colors of organisms relate to what they do. Another is to look 
around and ask questions: 

Why do perfectly good metal station wagons have panels of fake 

If you went through the house looking for honest designs, would 
you find more in the kitchen or the living room? 

Why are so many big TV sets encased in phony antique credenzas? 
If you have one, why did you buy it? 

How do you feel about "Louis XV" chairs of injection - molded 
plastic, or supersonic steam irons? 

If you were offered the choice of a free trip to London, Paris, 
Zurich, Venice, and Rome, or a tour of the twelve biggest shopping 
centers in the U.S., which would you choose? Why? 

Designs have a curious quality, one that practically nobody knows 
anything about. They can be "read," just like a magazine, and they 
never lie. When the Victorian nouveau riche built a suburban mansion 
that looked like a castle on the Rhine, the neighbors knew he was not 
a German feudal lord but just a guy scrambling up the social ladder. 
It is worthwhile to learn to decode the messages in objects - they are 
full of information about the state of the society. 

If you start reading the objects in your environment, whether build- 
ings or strip developments or manhole covers or consumer items, and 
the result makes you feel slightly ill, don't worry. It just means that 
you are well on the way to visual literacy." 

I think that Mr. Nelson has a lot to say to us at WPI. Good design is 
based on sound methodology (courses), but good design integrates and 
transcends the methodology to achieve a new whole. Anyway, we want 
to get more of the creative dimension into our project work here. That 
doesn't mean that scientific principles can be ignored. Some beautiful 
creative technology, clipper ships of the past and some jet airplanes of 
today, are certainly examples of beautiful creative solutions. But their 
beauty is in good part because of the need to satisfy scientific and tech 


ittie Dit nungry tot wnax mey ve got xo oner, t uu miyni wmu iu u y 
the Pub some Friday afternoon. It's amazing the people that turn up 

Once you find out what you want to do, the rest is easy. I'm not 
saying that you won't have doubts, but the hard part will be over. Then 
when you start to get guilt feelings about the money you're spending 
lere, you'll at least be pretty sure you're doing something worthwhile, 
something that's important to you. 

If when you get out of here you feel as if you could have learned it 
all on your own, then you have mastered the fine art of self-learning. 
Practice learning on your own; it'll give you confidence. Don't hesitate 
to expose yourself to new ideas. Look through professional journals in 
your field and others. You may not understand a whole lot at first, but 
you can keep an eye on what the real world is doing. Independent stud- 
ies are a nice way to round out your experience. It can really build up 
your confidence because so often you'll do something you never thought 
you could. A graduation class was once told: "A degree from even the 
best of universities is not an inside track to success; it is just a hunting 
license to go out and find the kind of career satisfaction you are willing 
to earn." So, keep your eyes open! 

Technical expertise will only take you so far. Engineers aren't shuf- 

a lot of group effort, and you have to get along with people. Thi j 
way to get along with other people is to get along with yourself, i 
do that you have to know yourself. Socrates said that an unexar 
life is no life at all. Again, expose yourself (not indecently)! Par 
can be done in your humanities sufficiency, but it shouldn't stO|| 
by any means. If you expose yourself to new ideas, even if you J 
agree with them, you've opened new windows into the world. N 
are a form of freedom. If you've been exposed to new ideas, yoii 
choice of adopting them, or just accepting them as someone else 
osophy, or you can reject them completely. But at least you havs 
choice, which is what freedom is all about. If you never heard oil 
that outlook you have no choice. One book I am pretty impress' 
is, How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World, by Harry Brown 
has some strange ideas; they're not right for everyone. But if you 
his book you can reject him as a fool, say, okay, that's fine for \r\ 
you can adopt some of his ideas. If you've read it you have the c 
This college has a lot to offer, you just have to take it. Person 
think the school motto should be changed to "the more you put 
the more you'll get out of it." I wonder how that would translat 
Latin. Excuse me . . . 


Far Exceeds 



Needs Some 

Doesn't Meet 



You have a 
telepathic link 

You know his 
home phone 

You can find 
him in his 

Hasn't been in 
his office for 
three weeks 

Calls you Joe 
when your 
name is Lois 


Pays for a 
in Boston 

Sends you to a 


Clinic in Worcester 

Sends you to 
WPI counselor 

Sends you to 
your RA 

Tells you that 
you're a 

Topic - Mystic 
in Modern 

Gets in touch 
with Carlos 
for you 

with you 

Offers to advise 
although he 
doesn't know 
much about 
the subject 

Laughs when 
you suggest 

Thinks mystic 
phenomena is 
some kind of 
masking tape 


Convinces your 
board you are 
so good that 
you can skip 

Brings you three 
hot meals a day 

Advises you 
what he feels you 
need to pass it 
and helps you 
learn it 

Prepares you by 
making sure you 
take courses in 

Tells you that 
you'll never 
pass it and 
suggests 30 
more courses 


Helps you to 

publish your 

projed repoi t 
m prestige 


Visits you at G.E. 
in Schnectady 
during your 
MQP project 

work there 

Suggests a 
problem and 
gives you ideas 
when you get 

Sends you on a 
project at DEC 
and doesn't see 
you again until 
you hand in your 

When you find an 
ingenious but simple 
way to do MQP he 
decides that project 
now isn't challenging 
enough for MQP 

JUNE 3-6 

Reunion Classes: 1916, 1921, 1926, 1931, 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961 
All these classes have received detailed schedule and reservation information 
through their class mailings. 


Friday, June 4 "Good Old Days Get-together" at the Goat's Head Pub 
(Sanford Riley), 9 pm - 1 am. Banjo Band, draught 
beer, wine & peanuts. 

Saturday, June 5 Reunion Luncheon and Awards Presentation on the 
lawn of the Higgins House. 

All through the weekend Campus tours, Worcester Art Museum tour, class 

parties and dinners, access to the gym, pool and 
tennis courts. 

Inexpensive campus housing available 

Call or write the Alumni Office with reservations or questions. 



August 1976 



Vol. 80, No. 1 

August 1976 

3 On the hill 

4 The odyssey of Jim Aceto 

New England weather was never like this! 

6 I love Paris in the springtime . . . 

8 Reunion 

One definition of this annual event 

14 Atwater Kent, WPI's forgotten millionaire 

John Wolkonowicz, '73, tells the story of this early giant 
of the radio industry. 

26 Your class and others 

35 Completed careers 

: or. H. Russell Kay 

I rmi Information Editor: Ruth A. Trask 

1 lications Committee: Walter B. Dennen, 
J '51, chairman; Donald F. Berth, '57; 
- "iard Brzozowski, 74; Robert C. Gosling, 
f Enfried T. Larson, '22; Roger N. Perry, 
) '45; Rev Edward I. Swanson, '45 

"- <gn: H. Russell Kay 

r ography and Printing: 
J House of Offset, 
>'ierville, Massachusetts 

Address all correspondence regarding 
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(phone 617-753-1411). 

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Alumni Association by Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute. Copyright© 1976 by Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute; all rights reserved. 

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President: F.S. Harvey, '37 

Vice President: W.A. Julian, '49 
R.A. Davis, '53 

Secretary-Treasurer: S.J. Hebert, '66 
Past President: W.J. Bank, '46 

Executive Committee Members-at-large: B. E. 
Hosmer, '61; L. Polizzotto 70; J. A. Palley, 
'46; J. L. Brown, '46 

Fund Board: W.J. Charow, '49, chairman; 
L.H. White, '41; G.A. Anderson, '51; H.I. 
Nelson, '54; P.H. Horstmann, '55; D.J. 
Maguire, '66 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 1 

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by the editor 

udent project analyzes 
Timy Carter 

vS far back as last November," 
d senior Stann Chanofsky, "I 
i a feeling Jimmy Carter would 
the Democratic candidate in 

Stann and his partners Peter 
tlvihill, '78, and David Wolfe, 
, built their interactive degree- 
ilifying project around the Demo- 
tic primary campaigns in New 
gland during the last year. 
'We started out to determine if 
how the various candidates might 
nge their positions as the pri- 
ry campaign went on over several 
nths," explained Stann. "We 
eotaped their speeches and press 
ierences, we collected their 
rature and kept the press clip- 

'Very early on in the project, we 
an to zero in on Carter, who was 
itively unknown a year ago. His 
lpaign people were able to pro- 
e more background information 
n most. We obtained copies of 
position papers last October, 
ich we felt disproved many of the 
rges that he was 'fuzzy' on the 
les. We also got a great deal of 
ght into what Carter is really like 
m his autobiography. 
'Carter is a very ambitious man 
d's willing to work twice as hard 
nost people. He does his home- 
rk. He's a good organizer. His 
ipaign strategy has been to 
•italize on his assets. He under- 
ids the mood of the people who 
1 vote in November, and he has 
red his campaign to the concerns 
feels are uppermost in the minds 
the voters. 

1 really got excited about politics 
during this project, and I guess 
from now on I'll always have a 
strong interest in campaigns. I'll cer- 
tainly be following this fall's ac- 
tivities with special interest," said 
Stann. "And I'll probably be out 
there working for Jimmy Carter." 

A moving experience 

Between the completion of the Salis- 
bury Labs renovation and the begin- 
ning of the administration's exodus 
from Boynton Hall, the summer of 
'76 has been a busy one on campus. 
Thousands of cardboard boxes were 
filled, transported, emptied, refilled, 
transported across campus once 
again, emptied. . . . Moving vans 
criss-crossed the campus, working 
according to a complex schedule 
that coordinated the vacating of 
each office with its subsequent re- 
occupation. Plus figuring in the 
completion of the Salisbury work, 
some necessary changes in the con- 
figurations of the various office 
spaces, plus some new construction. 

Shown below, humanities pro- 
fessor David McKay typifies the 
summer's major activity as he un- 
packs his books into his new Salis- 
bury office. 

Moving, somehow, is never very 
much fun. It involves a lot of dis- 
ruption, countless decisions of the 
"keep or throw?" variety, and a 
heap of work. The best part of 
moving, though, is one your editor 
can sympathize with. As far as I'm 
concerned, at least, it's now over. 
Until Boynton is finished. 

The Russians are coming 
. . . again 

Professor Alvin H. Weiss, WPI's 
globetrotting chemical engineer who 
has been to the Soviet Union and 
Israel (on business) in recent years, 
played host to four Soviet scientists 
this June. The guests were Weiss's 
Russian counterparts in a joint US- 
USSR space research project. (Weiss 
is the US coordinator.) The group is 
developing chemical techniques 
using catalysis to recycle the exhaled 
breath of astronauts into edible 
sugars to save weight on long space 

Shown touring the WPI campus, 
above, are, from left, Dr. Valentin 
A. Golodov of the Institute of Or- 
ganic Catalysis and Electrochemistry 
at the Academy of Sciences; Prof. 
Michael M. Sakharov, project coor- 
dinator of Life Support Systems at 
the Institute of Chemical Physics; 
Dr. Weiss; Prof. Alexander E. 
Shilov, project coordinator for 
Catalysis by Coordinating Com- 
plexes and Organometallic Com- 
pounds at the Institute of Chemical 
Physics; and Dr. Yuriy G. Borodko 
of the Institute of Chemical Physics. 

Dr. Golodov and Dr. Borodko 
are prospective participants in the 
program, which will involve 
residence at WPI for several months 
under the terms of the international 
project agreement. Dr. Weiss recent- 
ly received an additional $35,000 
grant from the National Science 
Foundation to continue the project. 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 3 

The Odyssey of Jim Aceto 


Part I: 60 below zero 

"Wanted: Civil engineers to work on 
Alaskan pipeline. 10 hours a day, 7 
days a week. Three hours of daylight 
daily. Temperature approximately 60 
degrees below zero. Trailer accommo- 
dations and meals provided." 

James D. Aceto, '75 didn't actually find this classified in 
his local newspaper, but he and nine other recent WPI 
graduates did hear about similar civil engineering posi- 
tions which were open in Alaska last fall, and in view of 
the spotty job market in New England, decided to take a 

"The office of graduate and career plans gave us the 
details," says Aceto. "We were hired. And (surprise) 
we're not sorry!" 

Aceto, home on a long Christmas break, looks re- 
markably warm in his short-sleeved cotton shirt as the 
mid-winter Massachusetts wind whips up a 60-mile-per- 
hour gale outside the picture window in back of him. 
The outdoor thermometer shudders around 0. 

"Almost like spring," he quips with a grin as the win- 
dow threatens to shatter. "Where we work, this wind 
would be a breeze. But I'm not complaining. We like 
Alaska. It's quite an adventure." 

Aceto, Robert J. Ankstitus, Peter J. Arcoma, Steven 
H. Coes, Robert J. Donle, Karl E. Hansen, Michael S. 
Schultz, James C. Sweeney and Alexander V. Vogt, who 
graduated last year, and Scott R. Blackney, '73 have 
been working as soils engineers with Alaskan Resource 
Science Corp. of Fairbanks. 

"But except for Donle, we don't work in Fairbanks," 
Aceto quickly explains. "Vogt, Arcoma and I are based 
at Camp Dietrich about 300 miles north of Fairbanks on 
the south side of the Brooks Mountain Range. The 
others are based at other camps along the pipeline. As 
field engineers, however, we all have basically the same 

Their main duty is to take soil samples for the above- 
ground section of the pipeline, under what most laymen 
would consider awesome conditions. 

"We uork 10 hours a day, 7 days a week," Aceto 
reports. "The temperature generally fluctuates between 
43 and 65 degrees below zero. Also, there are only three 
daylight hours during our work period, since in Alaska 
there .ire about 21 hours of darkness daily in winter. The 
wind blows all the time." 

What about snow? 

"Oh, it's too cold to snow," he replies. "We get or 
about a foot up there." 

Because of the almost constant darkness and inclem 
weather, special generators have been built beside the 
pipeline to provide adequate lighting. 

"We have to keep ourselves warm, though," Aceto 
reveals. "Most of us wear long Johns, corduroy and 
down pants, and down jackets and parkas. Also, face 
masks which cover up everything except the eyes. Boot 
are very important. I have special Air Force boots whit 
keep my feet warm at 65 below zero with just one pair 
of socks. I bought them in North Conway, N.H., for 1 
$40 before I left home," he continues. "Good thing, ' 
too. The same pair costs $100 in Fairbanks!" 

The engineers are also responsible for keeping their 
pickup trucks warm. "We have to keep them running I 
the time we're working," says Aceto. "If we don't, tW, 
freeze up, sometimes in just a few minutes. This can 
mean real trouble since we usually work about 40 miles 
away from camp and the trucks are our only means of 

In spite of such extraordinary working conditions, 
Aceto hastens to confide that his Alaskan experience h. 
been far from bad. 

"The company has been generous," he admits. "It 
flys us home and back and has provided a comfortable 
unitized trailer complex for us at Camp Dietrich. We 
have two-room trailer units which adjoin the main hall 
On our time off we enjoy the latest movies, a recreatio 
hall, gym, and computerized game machines, all of 
which are free. We have a closed-circuit TV room whei 
we are able to view taped commercial shows, as well asiJ 
camp radio station. The food is really good. Steak, thrb 
or four times a week. Our only problem is that on our 
days off, if we've been sleeping, it's so dark out we 
can't tell if it's breakfast time or dinner time until we m 
to the table!" 

The closest town to camp is Wiseman, fifteen miles 
away. About fifteen people live there in log cabins. So 
the men and women of Dietrich have to provide their 
own entertainment. There simply isn't any close by. 

Occasionally, after flights to Alaska from home, the 
engineers get a few days off in Fairbanks. "An ex- 
pensive, wide open city." comments Aceto. "Sort of lil 
the old gold rush towns, I hear." 


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What he remembers most about Fairbanks, though, is 
the impenetrable "ice fog", a blanket of suspended ice 
particles, which besets the city when the temperature 
rises above 30 degrees below zero. "It's caused by the 
exhausts of so many cars," Aceto reports. "You can't 
see a thing through it. I walked four miles from a movie 
through one of those Fairbanks fogs once, and at the 
end I was numb all over." 

For a moment Jim Aceto's bare arms look slightly 
goosebumpy as he remembers. 

Then he smiles, "Still got a couple more weeks of va- 
cation left before I go back," he announces suddenly. 

Naturally, anyone on leave from Alaska would be 
heading for sunny climes. Fort Lauderdale or Bermuda, 
perhaps. To catch a few of the rays. To get that frozen 
Fairbanks fog out of his nostrils. Naturally. 

"Yeah," Aceto muses aloud. "Going to get some sun 
and blue sky." (Naturally!) "Going skiing!" 

'art II: 

0,000 miles away and 160 degrees warmer 

ice Part I was written, Jim Aceto has jumped out of 
: freezer and into the fire, or, to be more explicit, 
>m Alaska to Saudi Arabia. And the spring transfer 
rdly caused him to bat an eyelash, in spite of the fact 
it his blood must have thinned a mite rapidly! 
Now, minus his long underwear and insulated boots, 
n serves in the searing sun of Saudi Arabia as a civil 
^erintendent for Holmes & Narver, Inc. The company, 
adquartered in Dhahran, is building a construction 
np to house some 7000 people (6000 bachelors and 
> families). The site covers about 220 acres.- Jim's 
iction is to supervise all earth work on the site. 
'Mainly I give directions to the contractor and help 
n solve problems," Jim reports. "I also supervise the 
uring of all the concrete foundations for the modular 
ildings. Once they start the sewer and water lines, I'll 
ve to keep an eye on that, too." 
Jim and the crew are on the job 10 hours a day, six 
ys a week. They work for four months and then get a 
o-week vacation plus a plane ticket from Dhahran to 
>ndon and back. "Not bad," he writes. "All in all it's 
)retty good deal." 

There are a few local peculiarities that Jim has to get 
;d to. He, the other Americans, and the British are 
used in the Aramco Complex about 55 miles south- 
:st of Dhahran in the Saudi Arabian town of Abqaiq. 
"Within the complex itself, it is much like a town in 
i U.S.," he says. "There are tennis courts, a movie 
;ater, softball field, grade school, commissary, and 
st office. Outside of the complex, it's a different 

Liquor is frowned on under Muslim rule and not sold 
Abqaiq, although inside the complex it is somewhat 
>ier to come by. To alleviate the situation, Jim has 
en making wine in his room. 

I - 

"It's a lot safer than going outside of the complex for 
it," he reveals. "In town you can get arrested pretty 
easily for liquor violations. You can also get killed just 
crossing the street!" 

Not that Abqaiq is necessarily undergoing a crime 
wave. Generally it is a rather slow-moving place where 
goats and sheep are sold in the streets, bread is baked in 
large stone ovens, and women wear black veils while out 
for a walk. 

The problem, according to Jim, is that the motorists, 
who are more familiar with driving camels, "don't 
usually stop at red lights and constantly keep their feet 
on the gas pedal and their hands on the horn. It's really 

Aceto, however, appears to be thriving and has not 
yet come out second best at an Abqaiq intersection. His 
current intention is to stay in Saudi Arabia until 1978. 
After that, who knows what exotic port may call him? 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 5 

"I love Paris in the springtime . . ." 

Actually, it was summertime. 

For several years the Alumni Associa- 
tion has been running group tours for 
alumni at bargain prices. This June the 
destination was Paris — a sort of bi- 
centennial "Lafayette, we are here!" 

Peter Blackford, '70, and his wife 
Sandy were among the 1 15 alumni and 
family who left Boston on June 16. 
They spent six days enjoying the sights 
of the French capital, and they even 
found time for a special side trip to the 
24-hour endurance road race at Le 

They took the pictures on this page 
especially for the Journal, to share some 
of their experiences with those who 
couldn't make the trip. 

P.S. The editor chose not to run a 
picture of the Eiffel Tower. You already 
know what it looks like, right? 

P. P.S. Pete and Sandy were sorry to 
leave Paris — but at least leaving gave 
them a chance to catch up on lost sleep. 
You'd be amazed how much activity 
you can pack into a week if you try! 


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Top left: The group bus leaves Harrington Auditorium, first leg of the 


Right: A gonuine reproduction of a Paris Metro (subway) ticket 

Bottom left: A scene in the gardens of the Musee Rodin. 

Right: Napoleon's tomb. 

WPI Journal 



""Friday, October 8 

.Saturday, October 9 
'10 am to 4 pm 

11:30 am 

|11:30 am to 1:30 pm 
|12 noon 

1:30 pm 
■4:15 pm 

4:15 pm 

18:30 1 

Night Club, Harrington Auditorium 

Homecoming Registration - Baseball Field 

Soccer, WPI vs Clark 

Tailgate Picnic and Barbecue* 

Cross Country, WPI vs Bates 

Football, WPI vs Bowdoin 

Rope Pull - Institute Park 

Happy Hour for Alumni and Friends - Higgins Hous« 

Dinners and Parties at Fraternities 

Judy Collins in Concert - HarrinatonAuditorium 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 7 

re«un«ion (re-yoon'yen) n. 1. 
The act of reuniting. 2. The 
state of being reunited. 3. A 
gathering of the members of a 
group who have been separated. 

For 1976, Reunion was a special sort of event. Maybe the 
bicentennial year had something to do with it. Maybe it was 
the spectacular weather. Maybe it was the fact that more 
reunion classes than ever were housed on campus in the 
Ellsworth, Fuller, and Stoddard residences, where they could 
have their own hospitality suites. Maybe it was the fun-loving 
spirit of the Class of '26, back for their 50th. Maybe it was 
having the annual luncheon al fresco, on the spacious lawn of 
the Higgins House, instead of in the gymnasium atmosphere of 

Maybe it wasn't any of those things. Maybe it was all of 
them and more besides. 

But it seemed apparent that everyone was really relaxed this 
year, and enjoying themselves even more than usual. Nearly 
500 people returned to WPI this June. The weekend was 
kicked off by '26's 50th reception and dinner at President 
Hazzard's home and the Higgins House, respectively, on 
Thursday. Fully 50 percent of the living members of the class 
made it back for the occasion. The "Good Old Days Get- 
Together," held on Friday night for the fourth straight year, 
was a smashing success in its new home in the Sanford-Riley 
Pub. The weather and activities on Saturday were a fitting 
climax to the weekend. 

Reunion is many things, but primarily it is a time for 
celebration: celebration of old friends and old friendships, of 
the familiar places on campus, of the old memories that renew 
and keep alive for each graduate his or her WPI experience. 

h is also a time to celebrate and recognize the efforts of 
others, and the annual awards of the Alumni Association are 
an important part of the weekend. This year the Herbert F. 
Taylor Award, for service to WPI and the Association, went 
to Robert E. Higgs, '40, a past president of the WPI Alumni 

.iation, and Lincoln Thompson, '21, a past vice president 
of the Association and a WPI Trustee Emeritus. The Robert 
H. Goddard Award, for outstanding professional achievement, 
uas presented lo Leslie J. Hooper, '24, retired director of 
V\ Pi's Alden Research Labs, and Donald Taylor, '49, current- 
ly vice president of Rexnord, Inc., and president and general 
manager of Rexnord's Nordberg Division in Milwaukee. 

A very special honor, the WPI Award, was given for the 
first time. It was presented to Milton P. Higgins, chairman of 
the WPI Board of Trustees, on the 25th anniversary of his 
election to the Board, in recognition of the support, concern, 
and steady leadership he has provided WPI. 

Ml in all, it was one tine weekend. 

8 WPI Journal 

p, left: Ted Coe, '31, in a happy moment. Center: Milt Berglund, 
, being congratulated and thanked by President Hazzard for the 
jest class gift ever announced at Reunion — $180,150, including a 
juest of $125,000 from the estate of Wallace H. Tucker. Right: Of 
two alumni talking together, the one at right, according to his 
ne tag, is "Ra Ra '51." Actually, he's Bob Wolff, who was gift 
lirman for the class, and who presented $28,867 to the college. 
Jottom, left: Memories to take back, of the Class of '16. 
jht: Rev. Winthrop Hall, '02, who gave the luncheon invocation, 
ixes for a moment on the Higgins House garden steps. 

Top, left: Harold Baines, '26, enjo 
the festivities. Right: Bill Cunninghar 
'77, shows a group of alumni and far 
one of the physics labs in Olin Hall. 

Middle, left: Carl Backstrom, '30, 
Larry Larson, '22, and Walter Denner 
'18, take a conversation break. 
Right: Stan Miller, reunion chairman 
the class of '51, hams it up for the 
cameras and his friends. 

Below: Members of the Class of '1 
at their 40th reunion. Earlier in the da 
George Rocheford, class gift chairma 
had presented the class's gift of $24,' 
to WPI. 

Opposite page: Two members of 
Class of '16 relax in Daniels Hall. 

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Opposite page: Two views of the Reunion luncheon on the Higgins 

Left: Carl Backstrom, '30, chairman of the Citations Committee, with 
1976 Taylor Award winners Bob Higgs, '40 (left), and Lincoln Thomp- 
son, '21 (right). 

Middle: ME Prof. Ken Scott, '48, shows off the new TV classroom 
in his audiovisual center in Higgins Lab. 

Bottom, left: Bernie Danti, '56 (center), class reunion chairman, 
greets a classmate with obvious delight. Right: Don Taylor, '49, and 
Les Hooper, '24, 1976 recipients of the Goddard Award. 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 13 

WPFs Forgotten Millionaire 

by John P. Wolkonowicz, '73 

•. Kent, of the Kent Electric Co., sojourned with 
for the space of one term, during which time 
held the purse of the class. Either the duties 
d cares of this office were too burdensome, or 
; outside electrical work too engrossing, for he 
led to appear at recitations after the midyear 
ams. More self-confident than ever in his 
ility to bluff, he entered the Class of 1900 in 
z following year; and, of course, his relations 
th us became more or less indirect. His bluffs 
nked well for a time (as might be expected in 
:lass of bluffers) but they didn't ''score points" 

on the exams, and now Arthur devotes the most 
of his time to the affairs of his company. A good 
natured fellow with a pleasant smile. May be 
seen at his best Sunday evenings at Piedmont 
Church receiving the offering and (he fondly 
imagines) the admiration of the young ladies. 

—from the 1899 Aftermath 

Kent was one of the men who were bequeathed 
to us by the class of '99, but he did not like our 
class any better, and left after a short stay. 

—from the 1900 Aftermath 

n June 1926, Arthur Atwater Kent returned to 
WPI. The campus had changed considerably since 
left Worcester in 1900; but then Mr. Kent had 
jiged quite a bit too. When he left WPI in the spring 
1897, he was told that without a diploma from 
ech" he would never amount to anything. Yet now he 
; the sole owner of the world's largest radio manu- 
turing company and had returned to WPI to receive 
: of the Institute's first honorary doctorates, 
-lis name was a household word in 1926, but in the 
;rvening years he has slipped into obscurity. Let's 
k more closely into the life of this man, still probably 
i of the most famous people ever to have attended 

Arthur Atwater Kent was born on December 3, 1873, 
Burlington, Vermont, son of Prentiss J. and Mary E. 
e Atwater) Kent. Young Arthur showed his mechan- 
1 inclination at an early age by taking apart his 
•ther's sewing machine. No doubt the fact that his 
her was a machinist* also helped sway his interest 
vards mechanics and the relatively new field of elec- 

Uater Kent and his staff outside his Bel Air, California, home in 

^6. Photo by Martha Holmes, Time-Life Picture Agency, © Time Inc. 

i later years, when submitting his biography to Who's Who, Mr. 
it listed his father's occupation as "physician." The Worcester city 
jictories between 1882 and 1901, however, list the occupation of 
, ntiss J. Kent as "machinist ." 

The Kent family moved to Worcester around 1881 and 
lived in four different locations, the longest stay being at 
54 Illinois Street. Considering young Arthur's mechani- 
cal inclination, it came as no surprise that he entered 
WPI's freshman mechanical engineering class in the fall 
of 1895. Arthur was elected treasurer of the Class of '99, 
but he held this position for only one semester since he 
did not show up for recitations after the mid-year exams 
in January 1896. Although he excelled in elementary 
mechanics, and drawing, he was rather weak in 
chemistry, algebra, and language, and, furthermore, 
these subjects held little attraction for him. He was 
already running a small business on the side, and his 
time was at a premium. 

Sometime in 1895 he founded the Kent Electric Manu- 
facturing Co., on Hermon Street in Worcester. Adver- 
tisements from this era indicate that his first products 
were small electric motors and generators. The limited 
reference sources available on this period of his life seem 
to imply that this first manufacturing venture was lo- 
cated in the back room of his father's machine shop. 

John P. Wolkonowicz, a member of the Class of 1973, has been 
collecting antique radios and related items for ten years. His collection 
presently includes 20 Atwater Kents and numerous other receivers. He 
is a member of the Antique Wireless Association and hopes eventually, 
to acquire a complete collection of Atwater Kent receivers. 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 15 

■rwmui iciuincu iu wri ui me tan ui loyo 10 join me 
Class of 1900. He fared somewhat better this time, being 
elected class president and successfully completing the 
first semester. During the second semester, though, final 
exams again brought him down in the areas of mathema- 
tics and language, so he was asked to withdraw. At this 
time, he was told he could continue on as a special stu- 
dent if he would promise to devote more time to his 
studies and spend less time tinkering with his experi- 
ments. This proposition held little appeal for Arthur, 
however, so he left WPI to devote all of his time to his 
business. (The WPI Plan came exactly 75 years too late!) 

In 1900 he moved to Lebanon, New Hampshire, to 
supervise manufacture of Kent motors for Kendrick & 
Davis, makers of motors and watch tools, but left short- 
ly thereafter to sell electrical equipment for a firm in 
Brookline, Massachusetts. While on a business trip to 
Philadelphia, Kent decided again to start his own com- 
pany. Philadelphia looked like an ideal location for this 

Thus in 1902 he founded his second company, the At- 
water Kent Manufacturing Works, in the loft of a rented 
building at 6th and Arch Streets. Here he manufactured 
batteries, battery testers, and intercommunicating tele- 
phone systems. Legend has it that he never had to sweep 
the floor at this location because of the wide cracks be- 
tween the boards. 

In 1905 Mr. Kent felt prosperous enough to purchase 
his first one-cylinder automobile, as he put it, "not 
being married and not having to conserve cash." The 
troubles he encountered with this automobile were the 
beginnings of his rise to fame and fortune. By the end of 
1905 he was manufacturing automobile timers, trigger 
ignition systems, and switches. This necessitated a move 
to larger quarters on Arch Street. 

Within a few months, Mr. Kent .hit upon his first real 
invention, the Unisparker, an improved automobile 
ignition system which integrated the usual series of weak 
sparks into a single hot spark for ignition. The AK Uni- 
sparker combined contact points, condenser, centrifugal 
advance mechanism, and distributor into one compact 
unit to be used in conjunction with an ignition coil. This 
was basically the same type of ignition system used in 
most cars until the recent adoption of electronic ignition. 
For this achievement, Kent was awarded the John Scott 
Legacy Medal and Premium by the Franklin Institute in 

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By 1912, the success of the Unisparker forced him tc 
move again, this time to a much larger facility on Sten 
ton Avenue in Philadelphia. Soon, self-starters and 
lighting systems were added to the Atwater Kent line o: 
automotive products. By World War I, the Atwater Ke 
Manufacturing Works was large enough to land a gov 
ernment contract for the manufacture of fuse setters, 
clinometers, and panoramic sights for machine guns. 

Above: 1902 Monoplex telephone (photo by Alan S. Douglas). 
Below: Advertisements from 1898 (left) and 1907. 
Opposite: An Atwater Kent ad from 1912. 

Sparks Do? 



TheAtwatei I Generatoi makes ONE spai 

foi i ich ignition. The conventional spark coil <••■•'■■ 
from three to six or eight sparks, according to the iBjl 

ol thi i ngini ind of th. trc mbli i I lie ■ I" tv 

is roughh from I 200 to I 8U0 of a c< ond, rcpn i ntin| 
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SAVES the currei r coil 

Atwater Kent Manufacturing Works 

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16 WPI Journal 

Atwater Rent 
I gnition System 

j ot only distinctive from other ignition equipment in 
le, but it is advantageously different from all others 
j lany respects. 

; Other ignition equipment have the distinction with- 
I the difference. 

The Atwater Kent System is different in embody- 
: the best features of both magneto and battery. In 
\ , it gives magneto results with a battery system, 

lout the weaknesses of either, at less than one-half 
3 cost of a good magneto. 

It is ideal for use in connection with lighting and 
I ting equipment, as it produces a hot dynamic spark, 
t ectly timed, regardless of the engine speed. 

Just a few of the many good features of the Atwater 
J t System are — 

Its simplicity of mechanism — no vibrators, relays 
i commutator — just one contact point regardless of 
J number of cylinders and only three moving parts, 
c ; of which are subject to excessive wear. 

Its single adjustment easily and quickly made and 
i Dm requiring attention. 

• Its adaptability and easy installation on any stand- 
I make of motor, new or old. 

There are now two types of Atwater Kent Ignition 
I pment — standard Type F and the new Type K, the 
i] r having the automatic spark control and* insulated 
r ary circuit features. 


1 cylinder . . 

2 cylinder opposed 

2 cylinder distributor type 

3 cylinder distributor type 

4 cylinder distributor type 

5 cylinder distributor type 



Kick Switch 




• • • • 


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2 cylinder 

3 cylinder 

4 cylinder 
6 cylinder 

Standard Coil 


Kick Switch 


In substituting the Atwater Kent System for the 
magneto, or for driving it from any horizontal shaft or 
gear, we furnish a special magneto gear mounting, the 
additional price of which is $5.00. 


O r !S'D PAT 1227- OCT 1 «W S 

"•NOV.22.I9CS OEC.e.WtO j 


Perhaps your present car needs only an Atwater 
Kent— "the different"^ system of ignition to enable it 
to give you perfect service. Anyhow you should have 
a copy of our booklet C — it's interesting and it's free. 


4936 Stenton Ave. Philadelphia, Pa. 

WPI Journal 1 August 1976 1 17 

After the war, a nationwide economic slump affected 
many businesses. The Atwater Kent Mfg. Co. was no ex- 
ception. In an effort to offset this slump, Atwater Kent 
entered the newly emerging field of radio by starting the 
manufacture of headphones in 1919. At this time his 
staff numbered about 125 people. This headphone ven- 
ture proved so successful that the company introduced in 
1922 a more complete line of radio components, includ- 
ing transformers, variometers, variocouplers, switches, 
tube sockets, and sealed amplifier units. This new line of 
radio apparatus embodied the same quality and crafts- 
manship which had made the name Atwater Kent so 
respected in the field of automotive electrical equipment. 

Mr. Kent made his first complete radio re- 
ceiver in the attic of his home in early 1922. By 
January 1923, "completely wired radio receiving sets" 
made up of standard AK components mounted on 
mahogany boards were being advertised. In September 
1923, Kent manufactured a limited number of special re- 
ceivers for distribution to his ignition system whole- 
salers. This was the famous and (now) highly sought af- 
ter Model 5 which contained two stages of untuned 
radio-frequency amplification, a detector and two 
stages of audio frequency amplification in a single 
container about 8 inches in diameter. This self contained 
unit was then mounted on a mahogany board along with 
a Type 1 1 tuner. The Model 5 never really got into 
volume production however, since a five tube tuned 
radio frequency receiver of superior performance, the 
Model 10, was introduced at about the same time. Evi- 
dently Kent was undecided as to whether the public wan- 
ted an easy to use, broad-tuning receiver (the single-dial 
Model 5) or a more complex, but selective receiver (the 
throe-dial Model 10). He therefore introduced both re- 
ceivers but quickly shifted production entirely to the 
superior Model 10. 

Top left The 1923 Model 10 receiver. 

Right, top to bottom Atwater Kent's 1924 Model 12; the 1924 Model 

20. shown with the Model H loudspeaker; a schematic circuit diagram 

of tho Model 20 Compact; chassis of the Model 20 Compact, dating 

from 1925 

Opposite page An advertisement from the Literary Digest in 1924. 

Fig. 18. Schematic Wiring Diagram of Model 20 
Compact Set. 

18 WPl Journal 

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Radio Enjoyment 

THERE is a delightful surprise in 
store for you — an added fascination 
in radio — when you take home an 
Atwater Kent Loud Speaker. 

Your radio receiver provides a new 
and always interesting form of enter- 
tainment—but you will find that the 
last full measure of radio enjoyment 
comes with the use of an Atwater 
Kent Loud Speaker. It re-creates each 
broadcast into rich and natural tones 
and in ample volume thus making your 
radio the generous family entertainer 
you want it to be. 

Pure in tone, the Atwater Kent 
Loud Speaker has no peer in the re- 
production of broadcasts. Its design, 
correct in every detail, is the result of 
skilled engineering research. Its quality, 
characteristic of all Atwater Kent 
products, is the reward of work well 
done plus the finest materials that 
money can buy. Your dealer has three 
models.. Take one home today. 

Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company 

4704 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Bring Out the Best 
from Any Set 


WPI Journal I August 1976 I 19 

20 WPI Journal 

inc iviuuci iv, uiigiiidiiy caucu uic j\.aunjuync, w<w 

> first completely wired Atwater Kent receiving set to 
ch volume production. Like it's predecessors it too 
s made up of standard AK components mounted 
:adboard style on a polished mahogany board. This 
eiver proved so popular that it remained in produc- 
n through 1925 and exists in countless variations. By 
ly 1924 the radio line was expanded to include the 
lr-tube Model 9, the six-tube Model 12, and various 
Dnograph attachments and horn-type loudspeakers. 
vIid-1924 saw the Atwater Kent Manufacturing Com- 
ly so far behind in its orders that ground was broken 
a new manufacturing plant covering eleven acres on 
ssahickon Avenue in Philadelphia's Germantown sec- 
i. Many modern innovations were included in this 
lillion dollar plant. Good lighting was provided 
oughout, and offices were set up so that supervisors 
ild keep a close watch on the lower echelons of em- 
yees. For himself, Kent provided a complete suite of 
ices including a dressing room, kitchen, and dining 

toon production of the "Atwater Kent Scientific Igni- 
q" system was relegated to Stenton Avenue, with all 
lio manufacturing concentrated at 4700 Wissahickon 
enue. Always with his eye out to the future, Mr. Kent 
jght up much of the land surrounding his new factory 
permit expansion at a future date. And amidst all this 
ivity, Kent did not forget his employees. In 1925 he 
sonally financed a Welfare Fund to tide over workers 
o were temporarily laid off during demand fluctua- 
ris. This was nearly a decade before Social Security! 
)uring the mid- 1920s, the radio art was developing at 
everish pace. New models and circuits were in- 
duced almost weekly by the more than 200 manu- 
turers who had entered this seemingly lucrative field, 
vas not unusual for a receiver purchased at this time 
Decome obsolete within six months. Radio stations 
ang up all over the country, and everyone was bitten 
the "radio bug." From a modest start of two com- 
'cial broadcasting stations in 1920 (Westinghouse's 
KA, East Pittsburgh, and the Detroit News' WW J), 
station tally grew to over 500 by 1925. Newspapers 
oted several pages each evening to "Radiophone 
: >adcasting," with most papers having program listings 
stations from coast to coast. The Worcester Evening 
'. zette, for example, had regular listings for station KFI 
^os Angeles. 

n a situation like this, the inferior product gets 
1 ;ded out rapidly. Not surprisingly, the name Atwater 
1 it forged to the front of the industry. Between the 
< rs of 1926 and 1929, Atwater Kent was the world's 
; >est manufacturer of radio receivers, outselling even 
giant Radio Corporation of America, 
liere was good reason for this leadership, though, 
> :e Atwater Kent always seemed to be offering just 
' at the public wanted. The name "Atwater Kent 

'■ >osite: Advertisement dating from 1925. 

*,■ page, top to bottom: Kent's Wissahickon Avenue (Philadelphia) 
: it (this photograph taken from a 1925 WPI Journal article); the 1926 
» del 32, with the Model H loudspeaker; the Model 35, also dating 
' 1 the year 1926, shown with the Model L loudspeaker; an interior 
I \i of the Model 35. 

WPI Journal I August 1976 1 21 



ivivij UV.VUMH. ao^uciaau nun a Jjiv.ci3ivjii-iii it 

product at a fair price. AK receivers of the twenties vre 
seldom ornate, probably a reflection of their maker's 
New England upbringing. Their simplicity, however, j 
gave them the appearance of fine scientific apparatus. 
Lacquered polished brass and shiny brown bakelite cc 1- 
ponents helped reinforce the Atwater Kent aura of 
precision. Enclosed receivers were housed in simple bi 
tasteful cabinets highlighted by a 14-karat gold-plated 
Atwater Kent nameplate, sometimes in the form of a || 
full-rigged sailing ship. Visitors to the factory watched 
awe as solid gold bars were dissolved in acid to suppbj 
plating for these nameplates. The AK guide would ex-| 
plain simply, "Mr. Kent ordered it." 

For the Christmas season of 1924, Atwater Kent's f| 
enclosed receiver the Model 20, was introduced. This 
was basically the Model 10 redesigned to fit into a cat 
net 26Vi inches wide, 9 inches high, and %Vi inches do. 
As popular as this set was, Mr. Kent was never quite 
satisfied with it. He felt that a radio receiver should b< 
as unobtrusive as possible in the room in which it was 
placed. Thus in 1925 he introduced the Model 20 Com 
pact, a receiver electrically identical to the large Model 
20 but housed in a cabinet only 19 inches wide, 6 inch« 
high, and 6 inches deep. This model proved such a sue 
cess that it remained in production through 1927 and 
paved the way for the compact receivers of today. 

Simplicity, in the form of single-dial tuning, was the 
next problem Atwater Kent chose to tackle. Prior to 
1926 it was necessary to adjust three dials in order to 
tune in a station on the average five-tube TRF receiver 
Atwater Kent solved this problem by connecting the 
three (or four) tuning condensers together with a pulle} 
and drive belt arrangement. The Model 30, an improve 
Model 20 Compact, was one of the first AK receivers tl 
incorporate this feature. 

1927 saw the introduction of the first AC-powered A 
water Kent, the Model 36. Prior to this date, most re- , 
ceivers operated on bulky and expensive batteries. (The 
vacuum tubes which made AC operation possible, how 
ever, were developed by RCA.) The metal-enclosed 
Model 37 AC receiver followed the 36 in late 1927. Its 
1928 revision, the Model 40, was probably the most 
common radio receiver produced in the 1920s; more tha 
2,000,000 were manufactured in 1928 and 1929. Such 
popularity is not surprising; the Model 40 offered $150, 
performance for $77, and it had the Atwater Kent 

By 1929 the Atwater Kent Manufacturing 
Company was at its peak. Nearly one million se ( | 
were turned out that year, worth more than $60 million 
Atwater Kent's payroll now topped 12,000 employees, 
and the future looked so bright that a giant addition wf 
begun on the Wissahickon Avenue plant. Production 
began in this new addition even before the cornerstone ! 
was placed. 

At the June 1929 Radio Manufacturers Association 
Trade Show in New York, the company introduced a 
new line of receivers containing the most sweeping 
changes in AK history. Gone were the polished brass an[ 
gleaming brown bakelite. In their place were brushed 

22 WPI Journal 

7 % 

iminum shielding cans on a modern punched-steel 
assis. Screen-grid tubes, full shielding, push-pull out- 
t, and an electrodynamic loudspeaker were only a few 
the advanced features found on the new Model 55. 
r the first time, a complete line of consoles was also 
lilable. After buying the Model 55 chassis the pur- 
iser could then select from a wide array of highboy, 
vboy, table, and desk-type cabinets of contemporary 
period design to make his new Atwater Kent the focal 
int of the living room. Orders poured in, and 
xcasts for 1930 looked brighter than ever. Until Oc- 
)er 29, 1929. 

rhe stock market crash ended Atwater Kent's halcyon 
i quite abruptly. Orders placed a few weeks earlier 
re quickly cancelled. New orders became increasingly 
ice. In hopes of stimulating business, a new model 
s readied for the 1930 trade show. "The Radio with 
Golden Voice" (Model 70) debuted in June 1930 
i, while moderately popular, could not stimulate sales 
;k to their earlier levels. The years 1931-36 saw a suc- 
sion of new models (including automobile radios), 
h with that year's latest advances and all with the 
ditional Atwater Kent quality. 
The election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in November 
12 came as a sharp blow to A. Atwater Kent. A 
unch Republican, Kent viewed Roosevelt's New Deal 
itics with considerable disdain. He had built his em- 
e single-handedly, and he resented efforts to lessen his 
Urol of it. In 1933, labor unions attempted to organ- 
the Wissahickon Avenue plant. The dispute was set- 
i with a 10 percent pay increase, and the organizers 
re told sternly by Mr. Kent to leave and not come 
:k. Legend has it he threatened that any further at- 
ipt to unionize his company would cause him to close 
wn the plant for good. The unions returned in June 
56 and, true to his word, Arthur Atwater Kent ceased 
)duction of radio receivers. 

< oosite page, top to bottom: The gold-plated full-rigged sailing ship 
I Diem on a Model 35 Atwater Kent receiver; Model 30 (1927) with 

' del L horn loudspeaker; Model 36 receiver (also from 1927) shown 
I t the Type Y power supply; the Model 40, from 1928, with Type E-3 

s page, left: Model 44 (1928) with Type E speaker. 
i ht, top to bottom: Interior view of the Model 44; 1929's Model 49 
n E-3 loudspeaker; Model 55 (1929) with the Type F-4 electro- 

< iamic loudspeaker; interior view of the Model 55. 


WPI Journal I August 1976 I 23 

Left: 1931 Model 84. Right: 1932 Model 812. 

The Atwater Kent closing sent a shock wave through 
the industry. Speculation ran rampart as to the reason 
for the closing. There may have been other reasons 
besides Kent's dissatisfaction with the New Deal that 
caused the shutdown. At the time of the plant's closing 
there were only 800 employees, many on call when jobs 
were available. A contemporary article in Radio Weekly 
indicated that "Mr. Kent is known to view the possibil- 
ity of profitable operation in radio very dubiously." 
Shortly after Mr. Kent's announcement, twenty of his 
managers pleaded with him to sell them the company. 
He steadfastly refused, however, and the Wissahickon 
Avenue plant remained vacant until the Bendix Corpora- 
tion occupied half the facility in 1939. No doubt Kent's 
large personal fortune was also a major factor in his 
trading of the active business for a life of leisure — what 
he once called "the simple life on a grand scale." 

this highly acclaimed operatic program. His philanthn 
pic interests continued. He donated countless radio re- 
ceivers to various institutions, including several to WP 
for use in Sanford Riley Hall. Large contributions wei 
made to the Perkins School for the Blind. He donated 
$220,000 to Philadelphia's Franklin Museum for the 
construction of a graphic arts museum. In 1937 he 
donated the Atwater Kent Museum to the city of Philc 
delphia. Rather than containing electrical equipment, i 
one would expect, the museum housed Kent's personal 
collection of Philadelphia artifacts. Kent even paid for 
the restoration of the Betsy Ross House. His generous 
contributions to WPI established a scholarship for 
promising students from Philadelphia. He received one 
of WPI's first six honorary doctorates on June 18, 192; 
and served on the WPI Board of Directors from 1926 i 

After quitting the radio industry in 1936, Kent estab- 
lished a real-estate business in Florida, and then movec 
to Bel Air, California, where he constructed a palatial 
32-room Italian style mansion, Cappo di Monti. As its 
name suggests, Cappo di Monti was built on top of the 
highest hill in Los Angeles. Here he became known as 
"Mr. Host" and was famous for his extravagant partie 
and general hospitality. His home was open to nearly 
everyone, and his regular guest list numbered over 800! 
His parties became such a social event by 1946 that Lift 
magazine ran a well-illustrated article on them. Mr. Kei 
would invite scores of Hollywood luminaries, and he 
would frequently dress as the Mad Hatter (from Alice i 
Wonderland) while he fed them choice foods and wine. 
He would mingle with his guests for a few hours and 
then go up to bed while the party continued. Kent nevei 
dined with his guests since he was a vegetarian. 

During the years of the rise and decline of 
his business, the affable Kent did not neglect his 
personal life. In 1906 he married Mabel Lucas, a Phila- 
delphia socialite. Four children kept his home life busy, 
as did his summer mansion in Bar Harbor, Maine, and 
his winter retreat in Palm Beach, Florida. His $4 million 
estate in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, was a local showplace, 
with garages large enough to hold a dozen cars. At one 
time he owned twenty-five automobiles and could 
frequently be found tinkering with them (the mark of a 
true Techie!). His explanation for this extravagance was 
that he didn't like to drive the same car two days in a 

In addition to the automobiles, he owned a fleet of 
motorboats, and he was once fired upon by a revenue 
cutter whose crew mistook him for a rum-runner. 

Mr. Kent's parties were famous in the circles of Phila- 
delphia society. Most memorable was the debut of his 
two daughters. Kent gave not one but two parties: one 
on shore, the other on his personal yacht, with the 
guests shuffled back and forth on flowered launches. 

By the mid- 1920s, Kent began to devote more of his 
time to personal interests. He amassed a large collection 
ol antique automobiles and grandfather clocks. In 1925 
he established the Atwater Kent Hour, later aired on the 
Mi( Red and the CBS networks. By 1927 it was esti- 
mated that Kent was paying $10,000 per week to support 

By late 1948, however, Atwater Kent began to 
slow down his active live. Shortly thereafter he 
fell ill. On March 4, 1949, he died in his home from 
"complications of a malignant condition." 

His estate totaled $8.5 million and his will remem- 
bered WPI very generously. On June 10, 1949, the deci- 
sion was made to name WPI's electrical engineering 
building "The Atwater Kent Laboratories." Although 
the EE building was completed in 1907 and holds the 
distinction of being the first college building in the 
United States constructed specifically as an electrical en- 
gineering laboratory, it had not, as of 1949, ever re- 
ceived an official name. (How many readers know that 
the plan view of this building traces out the letter E?) 
How appropriate that such a building should be named 
after Arthur Atwater Kent. 

Although the name Atwater Kent is no longer a house 
hold word, this obscurity is fading quickly. Every day 
Atwater Kent radios are being "discovered" in attics ant 
basements by a new generation of radio collectors. More 
often than not, even after 40 years of storage, an At- 
water Kent will operate perfectly at the first click of the 
switch. Once again the Atwater Kent is becoming the 
focal point of some living rooms across the United 
States, and the AK reputation for quality is being recog- 
nized anew. It would have made Arthur Atwater Kent 

24 WPI Journal 


Athoter Kemt 

asuiotmceS /p35 ' tt/oi/d-iocwc 


**'**• >Yyi 


SHORT WAVE broadcasting in 
foreign countries adds a thrill 
to radio that you don't want to 
iniss. But you want more than 
that thrill when you buy your new 
radio. You want a radio that lets 
you enjoy foreign programs. You 
want an Atwater Kent Radio. 

In the 27 new sets for 1935— 
four of which are shown on this 
page — Atwater Kent gives you 
every proved improvement that 
is known to radio science — at prices that make each set an out- 
standing value. Your dealer will show you others: DC models, 
sets for battery or 32-volt power, AC-DC radio, Motor-car radio, 
and the marvelous new invention, Atwater Kent Tune-O-M atic 
Radio— prices range from $22.50 to $190.00 (subject to 
change without notice). 




ALL-WAVE— Model 112S (directly above)— by 
scientific tests for fidelity throughout entire range 
of musical sound, this 12 -tube superheterodyne 
is the finest radio Atwater Kent ever built. And 
we know of no other radio that is its equal at 
ANY price. $] 80.00 f.o.b. factory 

ALL-WAVE— Model S59N (at left above)— A 
revelation to even the most technically-minded 
buyer, this radio offers complete world-wide, 
all-wave reception through 4 tuning bands, 540 
kilocycles to 18 megacycles, 9 tubes, 2-speed tun- 
ing, visual shadow tuning, 6-gang condenser, 
11-inch speaker. $119.50 f.o.b. factory 

CAST— Model 206 (in front at left)— 6-tube 
superheterodyne, hears foreign stations, police, 
amateur, airplane, and all American broadcast- 
ing. Remarkably free from background noises. 
$49.90 f.o.b. factory 


front at right) — 4-tube superheterodyne receives 
all regular broadcasting and police band. 8-inch 
electro-dynamic speaker and precision construc- 
tion give it excellent tone quality. 

$22.50 f.o.b. factory 


A. Atwater Kent, Prwldsnt 


WPI Journal I August 1976 1 25 



Dr. Winthrop G. Hall was honored at a 
celebration marking his 25th anniversary as 
an ordained minister of Christ last spring at 
Pakachoag Community Church in Auburn, 
Mass. Dr. Hall, the church's Pastor Emeritus, 
never attended a seminary, but was a lay 
leader until his ordination in 1951. He retired 
as minister of the church in 1956. He is still 
active in church affairs, however, and is also 
associated with Homestead Hall and Goddard 
House in Worcester. 


Larry Larson is justly proud of his two 
grandsons, both students at the University of 
Vermont. Tom, a 6'2" freshman, made the 
varsity basketball team which had a good 
season, including a victory over Dartmouth. 
Chris, a sophomore, will be taking his junior 
year abroad at the University of Edinburgh. 


In April, Rudy Danstedt, assistant to the 
president of the National Council of Senior 
Citizens, Washington, D.C., participated in 
Project: Knowledge 2000, a bicentennial 
program exploring the country's knowledge 
needs for the next 25 years. He attended the 
forum held at the Xerox International Center 
for Training and Management Development 
in Leesburg, Va. Some 350 leaders in various 
fields in the U.S. and other countries took 
part in the project, which was sponsored 
by the NSF, the American Revolution 
Bicentennial Administration, and Xerox 

Currently Francis H. King holds the post of 
president of the Massachusetts Municipal 
Wholesale Electric Co., a public power 
corporation set up by the state legislature, 
which is making plans to build 400 MW of 
generating capacity at Westover Field. King 
also continues as general manager of 
Holyoke Gas and Electric Department, 
chairman of the Defense Electric Power 
Industry Advisory Committee of the U.S. 
Dept. of Interior, and as a registered 
professional engineer in Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, and Vermont. He is brigadier 
general of the Massachusetts Air National 
Guard and member of the Ancient £r 
Honorable Artillery Company of 
Massachusetts. Last May he served as the 
Memorial Day program speaker in Holyoke. 


Laurence F. Cleveland, a retired 
Northeastern University professor of electrical 
engineering, recently received the first 
Laurence F. Cleveland Award from the 
Boston Chapter of the Power Engineering 
Society. Prof. Cleveland, who retired from 
Northeastern in 1973 after 44 years of service, 
was chosen as the award's first recipient 
because of his dedication and contribution to 
the electrical engineering profession. For 
many years he directed the Electrical Power 
Program at Northeastern and was responsible 
for its growth. In honor of his 
accomplishments at the university, students 
of Aeta Kappa Nu dedicated the Cleveland 
Laboratory for Power Engineering in Hayden 


Trescott B. Larchar has retired. He was 
formerly a senior research chemist at Olin 
Corp., New Haven, Conn. . . . Charles E. 
Woodward is also retired. He had served as 
assistant project chemist at Pratt & Whitney 
in East Hartford, Conn. 


Dr. Fred A. Bickford, a consultant for 
Corning (NY) Glass Works, received national 
recognition in the ceramic field when he was 
made a Fellow of the American Ceramic 
Society in a ceremony at the Society's 78th 
annual meeting held in Cincinnati, Ohio last 
May. After receiving his MS and PhD from 
MIT, he started at Corning as a research 
chemist in 1936. He was named manager of 
refractory materials research in 1972 and 
ceramics consultant in 1974. His work on tin 
oxide, cordierite, and alumina has resulted in 
the perfection of numerous products. Dr. 
Bickford holds four U.S. patents and is a 
member of the American Ceramic Society's 
Glass Division. . . . William F. Reardon has 
been elected a senior Elfun representative, 
Oneida Chapter. He joined General Electric in 
1948 after service with A.J. Daniels 

Construction, TVA, and the U.S. Navy, s 
last GE position before his retirement in )1 
was as manager of advanced facilities | 
planning in the real estate and construct 
operation. Currently he is a member of Is 
Hospital Board of Managers. . . . Leon B 
Skuropat, who had been with GE in BrJJ 
from 1935 until his recent retirement, is :■ 
located in Sao Paulo. 


On the retired list is Harvey F. Lorenzei - 
had been with Cragin, Lang, Free Er Sm^fc 
in Cleveland, Ohio. 


C. Marshall Dann, U.S. Commissioner c 
Patents and Trademarks, received the 
Jefferson Medal from the New Jersey Pa^ 
Law Association in June. The award is 
considered to be the most prestigious in \\ 
patent field. Dann was honored for his 
outstanding contributions to the patent 
system and effective and progressive 
administration of the Patent and Trademai 


When Allen Chase's company, Chase 
Precast Corp., was founded in 1958, it tun 
out burial vaults exclusively. Today the No 
Brookfield (Mass.) firm also makes a big lii 
of building products, including non-slip pa 1 
blocks, septic tanks, and bulkhead units. 
Specialty products, such as six-ton mediar 
barriers, manhole units, and light pole bast 
for use along interstate highways are now 
being built, too. 

"Currently we have contracts for about 
nine miles of median barriers for the new 
Route 1-190 and for the upgrading of Rout 
495," Chase reports. 

Always seeking a broader market, the 
company is developing for farmers a new 
precast concrete trench silo, a type of 
horizontal bin for the storage of silage. 


Morton S. Fine, who was awarded a 
distinguished service certificate by the 
National Council of Engineering Examiners 
(NCEE) last year, has been appointed 
executive director of the council at its 
headquarters in Seneca, South Carolina. A 
professional engineer, land surveyor, 
landscape architect and planner, he 
previously owned and operated Morton S. 
Fine & Associates, Inc., in Bloomfield, Con 
He is class gift chairman for the WPI Class 

26 WPI Journal 



ioted expert on Morgan and Peace dollar 
eties, A. George Mallis, was a recent 
aker for the Adelphi University course, 
ie Investment Potential in Numismatics." 
His is the author of "List of Die Varieties 
Morgan Dollars" and a coauthor of a new 
ik, A Comprehensive Catalogue and 
yclopedia of United States Silver Morgan 
' Peace Dollars, which will be published 
summer. In 1962 he was appointed by 
sident Kennedy to the U.S. Assay 
nmission. . . . Earle R. Vickery, Jr. has 
ed after serving 25 years as town 
jerator in Princeton, Mass. He received a 
el and standing ovation at the last 
sting at which he presided in May. 


ason W. Jewett is a flight instructor in 
i wing learning to fly helicopters for 
neering tests at Brantly-Hynes Helicopter, 
Frederick, Oklahoma. 


Presently Robert E. Allen holds the post of 
manager of engineered pump operations at 
Cameron Pump, a division of Ingersoll-Rand 
Co. in Phillipsburg, N.J. 

Wilbur Day writes that he recently 
returned home after a ten-month assignment 
with Singer in Sussex, England. He helped 
develop a sophisticated flight simulator which 
was delivered to British Aircraft Corp. (BAC) 
for the Concorde supersonic transport. The 
simulator, which faithfully reproduces all 
flight, engine, and systems training cues, is 
being used as a training device by BAC to 
help senior flight crews make the transition 
from conventional aircrafts. 

During the course of the development of 
the simulator, Day went on a training flight in 
the Concorde which covered the complete 
flight profile. For 54 minutes of the two-hour 
flight, the aircraft was supersonic, being 
above Mach 2 for 34 minutes. To Day, the 
most significant aspect of the flight was the 
supersonic climb acceleration from Mach .93 
at 25,000 feet to Mach 2.0 at 51,000 feet 
during which "we averaged better than 
12,000 feet per minute, and the turnaround at 
Mach 2.0 with a turning radius of more than 
200 miles— just fantastic!" He also says the 
flight was glassy smooth, surprisingly quiet, 
and that the aircraft was a technical marvel. 

ert B. Brautigam serves as production 
ager at Hooker Plastics & Resins 
iion, Canadian Occidental Petroleum, 

in Fort Erie, Ontario. . . . James H. 
nan spoke about the operations at the 

Bedford Division of Revere Copper and 
s, Inc., before the Rhode Island chapter 
e American Society of Metals in May. 
i assistant manager for research and 
lopment at Revere and gave his 
ductory talk prior to a tour of the plant 
ie ASM group. . . . Hilliard W. Paige is 
<ntly with International Energy 

ciates, Ltd., in Washington, D.C. 


William W. Tunnicliffe has been appointed 
as a program director for the Graphic 
Communications Computer Association, 
Printing Industry of America. He has had 
extensive experience in the application of 
information handling and computerized 
typesetting systems. In his new position he 
will be responsible for all GCCA research and 
seminar activity in text processing, 
composition, facimile transmission and 

ational recognition for two '37 


Chapin Cutler and Ray K. Lins- 

, both members of the Class of 
7, have recently been recognized 
ionally for their professional 

Sutler, director of the Bell Elec- 
nic and Computer Systems Re- 
rch Laboratory in Holmdel, 
1., has been elected a member of 
National Academy of Sciences 
recognition of his distinguished 
1 continuing achievements in 
?inal research." The Academy 
? as an official adviser to the fed- 
I government, upon request, on 
tiers of science and technology. 
:ler joined Bell in 1937. Presently 
is responsible for research work 

on picture processing for communi- 
cations, digital signal processing, 
computer applications, and switch- 
ing systems. He holds over 70 
patents and was awarded an honor- 
ary doctor of engineering degree 
from WPI in 1975. 

Prof. Ray K. Linsley has been 
elected to the National Academy of 
Engineering. He was chosen as a 
member because of his leadership in 
hydrology and water resource 
planning through teaching, research, 
and practice. The retired executive 
head of civil engineering department 
at Stanford University, he is cur- 
rently associated with Hydrocomp, 
Inc., Palo Alto, Calif. 

related fields of application. Previously he 
served as president of Tunnicliffe Associates, 
Inc., president of Graphic Services, and vice 
president of the Courier Citizen Co., Lowell, 


Irving James Donahue, Jr., retired July 1 
as chairman of the finance committee in 
Shrewsbury, Mass. He had served nine years 
on the finance committee. His retirement 
followed 24 years of service to the town. For 
15 years he was a selectman, 13 of those 
years holding the post of chairman. He is 
president and owner of Donahue Industries, 
Inc., Shrewsbury, and a WPI trustee. 


Married: Robert M. Edgerly and Mrs. 
Gertrud L. Walsh on April 17, 1976 in 
Plainview, New York. 

William P. Densmore, vice president and 
general manager of the Grinding Wheel 
Division of Norton Co., Worcester, has been 
named the recipient of WPI's Albert J. 
Schweiger Award for Outstanding 
Achievement. The presentation was made at 
the 27th annual School of Industrial 
Management banquet held in February. 
Densmore received the award in recognition 
of his educational achievements. He is a 
director of Friends of Worcester Public 
Schools, a trustee of Dynamy, Inc., a 
member of the state Board of Education and 
founder of the Central Massachusetts 
Citizens Involved in Education. 


Married: Harrison W. Fuller to Mrs. Carroll 
S. Bottino in Lexington, Massachusetts 
recently. Mrs. Fuller graduated from Boston 
University College of Fine Arts and is an 
educational consultant in private practice. Dr. 
Fuller is employed at Sanders Associates, 
Inc., Nashua, N.H. 

Robert L. Ballard serves as president of 
his own business, Design Associates, in Belle 
Mead, N.J. The engineering and 
management consulting firm concentrates in 
the areas of automation design, 
manufacturing management and systems, 
and industrial robot applications. . . . Bernard 
L Beisecker holds the post of vice president 
and general manager at Central Screw in 
Frankfort, Ky. . . . Regis E. Breault is plant 
superintendent at Boston Insulated Wire & 
Cable Co. in North Dighton, Mass. . . . 
William R. Grogan, dean of undergraduate 
studies at WPI, was a panel member on a 
parochial school reorganization program aired 
on Worcester's channel 27 in March. . . . 
Orville T. Ranger is an attorney with 
Ranger, McTeague & Higbee in Brunswick, 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 27 




Dr. Donald C. Eteson has been promoted to 
professor of electrical engineering at WPI. . . . 
Irwin T. Vanderhoof presently serves as a 
vice president of the Equitable Life Assurance 
Society of the United States in New York 
City. He recently had two papers published in 
Transactions, a publication of the Society of 
Actuaries. He is planning to present a paper 
on "Inflation, Interest Rates, Benefits, and 
Expenses" at the International Congress of 
Actuaries in Tokyo this fall. He has written 
chapters on life insurance investment and 
accounting in two books which will be 
published later this year. He is also an 
adjunct associate professor at the Graduate 
School of the College of Insurance in New 
York City. 


John H. Beckwith, division manager for 
Exxon Research & Engineering, is temporarily 
assigned to Esso Europe for a couple of years 
on a North Sea project. He is residing in 
London. . . . Robert A. Rowse, vice 
president for operations and research for the 
Abrasive Materials Division of Norton Co., 
Worcester, was recently awarded the 
Abrasive Engineering Society's (AES) annual 
award. A special plaque recognizing Rowse 
as the industry "Man of the Year" was 
presented to him at the 1976 Technical 
Conference of the AES in Grand Rapids, 
Mich. His 1975 patent of zirconia alumina 
abrasive grain and grinding tools is viewed by 
the industry as one of the most significant 
advances in abrasives in decades. Employed 
by Norton Co. since 1949, he also has 
developed six other patents on abrasives. He 
graduated from the School of Industrial 
Management at WPI and took the Advanced 
Management Program at Harvard. He is 
director of the Abrasive Grain Association 
and a member of ACS. 


George Barna serves as a manager for the 
Spacecraft Group at RCA in Princeton, 
N.J. . . . Everett S. Child, Jr., is executive 
vice president for the N.H. Association of 
Realtors in Concord, N.H. . . . Col. Frank W. 
Harding III is a member of the B-1 System 
Program Office which has earned the Air 
Force Organizational Excellence Award. 
Honored for exceptionally meritorious service, 
the group is credited with helping make 
possible the successful development and 
flight tests of the new B-1 strategic bomber. 
Col. Harding is chief of procurement at 
Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. . . . Philip J. 
Nyquist serves as an expert in work 
simplification for the United Nations in 
Bandung, Indonesia. . . . Currently Paul MA. 
Schonning is a project engineer at Norton 
Co., Worcester. 

John A. Dillon holds the post of director of 
material management at Purex Corp., Ltd., in 
Carson, Calif. . . . Harvey L. Howell serves 
as president of Manchaug Corp. in 
Manchaug, Mass. . . . Roy H. Olson writes 
that he has just passed his tenth anniversary 
at the Torrington (Conn.) Company. Both of 
his sons are now through college, the 
younger, Paul, having graduated June 5th. 
David has a degree in police administration 
and is currently working in that field. . . . 
Ramsey U. Sheikh is vice president at B.C. 
Wagner, Inc. in Reading, Pa. 


Donald H. Adams has been elected group 
vice president of regional operations by 
Allendale Insurance, the world's largest 
insurer of industrial property. Prior to his 
promotion, he was vice president and field 
manager of the firm's Canadian operations. In 
his new post, he assumes responsibility for 
the company's southern and midwest 
regions, the international and northeast 
region, as well as the Canadian operations. 
Adams, who joined Allendale in 1954, is now 
with company headquarters in Johnston, 
Rhode Island. ... Dr. Robert E. Baker, an 
avid skier still racing on the Veteran's Circuit 
and a race official, is proud of his 17-year-old 
daughter, Laurie, who is seriously pursuing 
skiing at Burke Mountain Academy in East 
Burke, Vermont. The academy stresses skiing 
and offers both a high school and college 
level program. Laurie, a high school senior, 
won the giant slalom and the slalom at the 
Junior Easterns last winter. . . . Richard G. 
Bennett serves as an account executive at 
Reynolds Securities, Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla. 
. . . Robert L. Favreau was recently elected 
second vice president of the Greater 
Pottsville (Pa.) Area Chamber of Commerce. 
He is manager of the Exxon plant in 
Minersville. For five years he served as 
director of the Chamber of Commerce. He is 
a past president of the Manufacturers 
Association of Schuylkill County. 


Vyto L. Andreliunas recently received a 
commendation for outstanding performance 
from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New 
England Division. This was the sixth award 
for Andreliunas, who as chief of operations 
for the division, is responsible for the 
maintenance and operation of 36 federal 
flood storage reservoirs and the Cape Cod 
Canal. He is chairman of the Westford 
(Mass.) Planning Board and served eight 
years on the Development and Industrial 
Commission. ... J. Donald Frey is now with 
Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, N.Y. . . . 
Walter E. Levine holds the post of manager 
of product planning at Improvecon in Port 
Huron, Mich. 

Joachim Herz is with Siemens 
Semiconductors in Stamford, Conn. . . . J 
Milton Meckler has been named presidi t 
of the Energy Group, a subsidia'y of Weln 
Becket Associates, in Los Angeles, Calif, ihi 
group will emphasize the design of buildi ( ' 
automation and utility systems and energi 
management programs for new and existg 
building projects and engineered facilities* 
registered professional engineer, Meckler il 
also teach a course on "Guidelines for Errg 
Conservation in Industrial Processes" at \ 
UCLA. Last winter his article, "Heat 
Reclamation Techniques for On-Site Ener/ 
Systems," appeared in the publication. 
Western Bui/ding Design. . . . Wilfred F. 
Taylor, former town engineer in Barnstarji, 
Mass., has joined the staff of Dale E. 
Caruthers Co., consulting engineers, in 
Gorham, Me. He has a 20-year backgrourlii 
public works and engineering. From 1966) 
1975 he also owned and operated Crowel 
and Taylor Corp., a civil engineering 
consulting and surveying firm in the Capei 
Cod area. Among his projects were desigl. 
work and field engineering for New Bedfcf 
Industrial Park and layout engineering at us 
Air Force Base for Page Electronics Co. hi 
a registered professional engineer and Ian 
surveyor in Massachusetts and a memberf 


Peter H. Horstmann, vice president of 
engineering at Coppus Engineering Corp., 
Worcester, was voted "Boss of the Year" 
the American Business Women's Associalji 
Boss Night banquet held in Worcester lasli 
June. . . . Frederick J. Ogozalek is stud\g 
at Springfield (Mass.) Technical Communi|i 


After leaving World-Wide Construction 
Services, Inc., in March, Robert S. Allen 
formed Allen Associates, a chemical 
engineering-consulting firm located in 
Wichita, Kansas. Presently he is designing 
and building a PVC plant in Haifa, Israel fc, 
Electrochemical Industries (Frutarom) Ltd. [1 
. . . Richard V. Basil, Jr., serves as a senjl 
scientist at Hughes Aircraft in Los Angelet 
Calif. . . . Albert D. Blakeslee is with Maui, t 
Surf Hotel at Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii. • • ■ i] 
Bernard R. Danti serves as vice president! 
Millipore Corp. in Bedford, Mass. . . . 
Lawrence B. Horrigan, Jr. is construction 
superintendent at EBASCO Services, Inc., I 
Jensen Beach, Fla. 

William A. Johnson works as senior st' 
consultant at Sobotka & Co., Inc., Stamfo 
Conn. . . . Edwin J. Leonard is the owner 
and president of Monarch Marketing Systes 
in Sao Paulo, Brazil. . . . John H. Rogers 
the author of "Tedlar PVF Film . . . New 
Applications for a Mature Product," which 
appeared in a recent issue of Du Pont's 
College Supplement. He is special 
representative in the Plastic Products and 

28 WPI Journal 

ns Department at Du Pont in 
nington, Delaware. . . . Anthony V. 
ncella holds the position of assistant 
t manager at Du Pont's F&F plant in 
n, N.J. . . . Harold F. Smith is now 
;tor of international sales operations at 
>o Power and Marine Systems, a 
;idiary of United Technologies Corp. . . . 
F. Stone was recently elected to a 
3-year term on the school committee in 
urn, Mass. As treasurer of Auburn 
ens for Education, he has worked to 
ove bidding procedures of the school 
mittee. Stone is vice president and 
;urer of Colonial Data Systems, Inc., 
t Boylston, Mass. His wife was elected to 
"harter Revision Commission. 



;by L. Adams holds the post of project 
tor at Wilbur Smith & Associates in 
oik, Va. . . . Robert L. Brass has been 
;d director of market planning and 
irch for Xerox Corporation with 
quarters in Stamford, Conn. He has 
jrate staff responsibility for market 
ling and research and market and 
omic forecasting. He joined Xerox in 
and since 1973 has served as manager 
oduct planning. . . . John D. Daly is 
secretary and general counsel at 
nbia Gas Transmission Corp., one of 
lation's largest gas pipeline companies. 
>ntly located in Charleston, W. Va., he 
n working for Columbia in 1957 as an 
leer and saw service with the firm in 
le Cliff, Ohio and New York City. After 
'ing his law degree in 1967, he switched 
3 company's law department. Prior to 
■cent promotion to the top legal position 
; firm, he was senior attorney at 
nbia Transmission and secretary of three 
nbia System supply subsidiaries. . . . 
ard J. Ferguson is a senior systems 
eerat IBM Corp. in Lexington, Ky. 


jruary the WPI trustees approved tenure 
'. James S. Demetry, associate 
jsor of electrical engineering. . . . 
im H. Hopf has joined Walworth 
>any (industrial valve manufacturer) as 
•resident of engineering. He heads 
rate engineering, which is a part of 
orth's new Customer Service Center 
n operation at Valley Forge, Pa. 
)usly he had been with Irvington-Moore, 
sbury Corp., and General Electric. He 
een active with the Manufacturers' 
iardization Society of the Valve & 
gs Industry, the American National 
lards Institute, and the American 
leum Institute. 

Dr. Mohammad Amin is an associate 
professor in Arya Mehr Technological 
University's engineering department, Tehran, 
Iran. ... Dr. Joseph D. Bronzino, professor 
of engineering at Trinity College, Hartford, 
Conn., was coauthor of a paper which won 
second prize in a national award program 
sponsored by the Association for the 
Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. 
Titled "Application of a Minicomputer- Based 
System in Measuring Intraocular Fluid 
Dynamics," the paper describes work he and 
others have performed in measuring capillary 
blood flow in the anterior segment of the 
eye. The chapter, "Experimental Studies of 
Sleep in Animals." will appear in Volume 3 of 
Methods of Psychology to be published this 
year by Academic Press. . . . George B. 
Constantine is currently manager of market 
development for combined cycle sales at 
General Electric International in New York 
City. . . . Frederick J. Costello serves as 
director of sales for chemicals and plastics at 
Union Carbide Corp. in Moorestown, N.J. 

Andrew P. Cueroni was recently elected 
a member of the board of directors of 
Suburban Credit Union in Framingham, Mass. 
He is involved in the industrial and 
commercial construction business and 
belongs to ASCE and the American Concrete 
Institute. He is chairman of the board of 
trustees of the Central Massachusetts 
Carpenter's Training Fund; the Bricklayer's 
Pension Fund, and trustee of the Central 
Massachusetts Carpenters' Health and 
Welfare Fund. . . . Wilbur S. Ekman, Jr. is a 
radical tire compounder for Armstrong 
Rubber in West Hartford, Conn. . . . Philip 
H. Puddington has been named vice 
president and general manager of Rice's, Inc., 
an independent tire and car care marketer 
serving both commercial and retail 
customers. Headquarters are in Manchester, 
N.H., with a manufacturing facility and 
warehouse in Bow and six store locations 
around the state. Previously Puddington was 
general manager of the aerosol division at 
Scovill Manufacturing in Manchester. 


David R. Geoffroy is project manager at 
Riley Stoker in Worcester. . . . Robert F. 
Kelley, MNS, associate professor in the 
Worcester State College Department of 
Natural Science and Physics, was recently 
named the recipient of the annual 
Outstanding Science Educator Award by the 
New England Section of the Association of 
Educators of Teachers of Science, and the 
Massachusetts Association of Science 
Supervisors. . . . Arthur J. LoVetere has 
been appointed chief operating officer at 
MacDermid, Inc., Waterbury, Conn. He will 
be responsible for all day-to-day operations 
except research. Prior to his appointment, he 
had had responsibilities as technical sales 
representative, regional sales manager, and 
marketing manager for the firm. He has been 
with MacDermid since 1957 and is a trustee 
of the Metal Finishing Suppliers Association. 

. . . John T. Manchester is manager of 
systems order processing services at Foxboro 
(Mass.) Co. He directs three departments in 
the Digital Systems Division. . . . Norton S. 
Remmer, a former plans examiner in the 
Worcester City Office of Public Buildings and 
technical directorfor the state Building Code 
Commission, has been named Worcester's 
first commissioner of code inspection. He will 
supervise the new Code Inspection 


Lee P. Hackett holds the post of vice 
president of the industrial division at the 
American Appraisal Co., Inc. in Milwaukee, 
Wis. . . . Bradley E. Hosmer was recently 
named vice president of special products at 
Branson Sonic Power Company, Danbury, 
Conn. He will be responsible for all Branson's 
non-plastics product lines, including 
ultrasonic metal welding and machining. He 
will also direct the company's advertising, 
training, and marketing research departments. 
Prior to joining Branson in 1972, he had been 
with Marketing Action Group, Inc., and Booz- 
Allen and Hamilton in New York. . . . Mel G. 
Keegan is a senior mechanical engineer at 
Fluor Engineers & Constructors, Los Angeles, 
Calif. . . . Richard O'Shea works as a senior 
engineer at Raytheon Company in Wayland, 
Mass. ... Dr. Gordon M. Parker has been 
appointed laboratory director at the Apollo 
Chemical Corp. in Whippany, N.J. He 
received his PhD from Polytechnic Institute 
of Brooklyn and did postdoctoral study at 
Kyoto University in Japan. . . . Svend E. 
Pelch is director of long range planning for 
Bristol Myers International, New York City. 
. . . Edward A. Sundburg has been 
appointed superintendent of ceramic 
components for Norton Company's Industrial 
Ceramics Division in Worcester. He began 
work at Norton's in 1964 as a product 
engineer for the division's armor and 
spectramic products. 


Richard O. Allen is supervisor of computer 
services at Photographic Science Corp., 
Webster, N.Y. . . . David L. Goodman 
continues with Beaudreau Electric, Inc., 
Waterford, Conn., where he holds the post of 
president. . . . Bryce A. Norwood was 
recently promoted to the position of director 
of planning for the northeast region of 
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, Wilbraham, 
Mass. He had served as manager of planning 
and engineering. In his new post he will 
supervise the engineering requirements 
during new construction for the firm. He will 
also oversee maintenance needs for all the 
shops located in the northeast. A noted 
authority on energy conservation, he has 
lectured to numerous groups on the subject. 
. . . The Rev. Andrew D. Terwilleger now 
serves as associate traffic engineer for the 
Lexington (Ky.) Fayette Urban County 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 29 

Dreams ... of teaching 

Dreams may not always be an- 
swered, but that doesn't necessarily 
mean that there can't be happy 
endings. Lots of youngsters dream 
of growing up to be firemen or 
Supermen, but, instead, make per- 
fectly happy pharmacists or insur- 
ance executives. In the maturing 
process, goals may change. Besides, 
Fate plays out her hand from a 
hidden deck, and no one can be cer- 
tain what tomorrow may bring. 

John Bayer, '45 and Philip Baker, 
'65 both dreamed of going into 
teaching. Several members of 
Bayer's family are teachers. His 
brother John is a professor of so- 
ciology at Florida State University 
in Tallahassee. His sister-in-law 
teaches in the Dudley (Mass.) school 
system, and his wife Barbara teaches 
arts and crafts. Bayer himself 
caught the teaching bug when he re- 
turned for graduate work at WPI 
following World War II. "I really 
enjoyed teaching physics to under- 
classmen," he says "and seriously 
considered taking up teaching as a 
profession." But his father became 
incapacitated and he had to reassess 
his goals. 

Phil Baker, who earned his BS in 
physics at WPI in 1965, and then 
went on to Yale for his master's de- 
gree on a fellowship, had an experi- 
ence similar to Bayer's. He taught 
an undergraduate course in astron- 
omy and liked it. 

"I thought I might go into teach- 
ing after graduation," he recalls. In- 
stead, he read an ad in the New 
York Times which changed his 

Today, John Bayer sells Cadillacs 
and Phil Baker is principal engineer 
at Polaroid. Both seem satisfied 
with their respective careers, al- 
though they lay outside of the teach- 
ing profession. 

Bayer's career, especially, has had 
a number of unexpected twists and 
turns. Why is the man who loves 
teaching, and who developed the 
formula for Gleem toothpaste, sell- 
ing Cadillacs in Dudley, Mass.? Ask 
him and he gives a candid answer. 
"The standard of living that the car 
business provided when I was asked 
to help manage the family business 
in 1949, was hard to duplicate any- 
where else," he replies. 

Prior to helping his ailing father 
with the business, Bayer had re- 
ceived his BSChE from WPI in 1945 
and then gone directly into the 
Navy. He became associated with 
the Ahapostia D.C. Naval Research 
Laboratory of the U.S. Navy Office 
of Research & Invention and was 
assigned to the Manhattan Project 
where he worked on the isotope 
separation of the uranium which 
was used in the initial testing of the 
atomic bomb. 

Once out of the service, he re- 
turned to WPI, became interested in 
teaching, and received his MSChE 
in 1947. For a short time he was 
with Procter & Gamble Co. in Cin- 
cinatti, Ohio where he developed the 
formula for Gleem toothpaste. In 
1949 he returned to Dudley to help 
his father. He's been a successful 
Cadillac dealer ever since. 

Bayer does maintain an active 
interest in education, however. A 
resident of Thompson, Conn., he 
has served on the town school board 
for eight years, four of them as 

Phil Baker, fresh out of grad 
school at Yale, followed up an ad in 
the New York Times which pro- 
pelled him into the challenging 
world of optics and away from his 
earlier goal of a career in education. 

The time was 1967 and Baker de- 
cided that if he was turning to in- 
dustry, he would like to work for a 
company making consumer pro- 
ducts, rather than a defense oriented 
industry. The Polaroid ad provided 
the answer for him. "Cameras are a 
popular consumer product most 
often associated with happy occa- 
sions," he says. "Instant pictures 
speak a language all their own, 
breaking barriers that may exist be- 
tween strangers." 

Working at Polaroid, one of tl 
largest and best known photo- 
graphic companies in the world, | 
been a challenging experience for 
Baker, who serves as principal er| 
gineer at the Cambridge headquai 

"We have a unique product," ■ 
explains. "Instant cameras are oi| 
of the few inventions created in tfi 
United States and never successfu 
copied in any other country. Still 
the photographic industry is a ve: 
competitive field, and it pays to 1 
step ahead of the competition, ar 
also looking towards the latest 
technological developments." 

For example, Polaroid's newesi 
product, the Pronto, contains the 
latest in integrated circuitry to pr< 
vide foolproof logic so that all th 
photographer needs to do is to 
touch a button and let the earner, 
take over. 

Baker has been involved with m 
development of the color pack 
cameras, the SX-70 camera, insta 
movies, and the Pronto. Before si 
products reach the market, much 
testing, analysis, and evaluation i: 
carried out. Baker's group in the 
product engineering division worl<j 
from a few months to two years 
prior to introduction, testing 
products for their photographic, 
photometric, and optical perform 

His duties include managing th< 
Polaroid laboratories and providii 
technical assistance to all of Polai 
oid's domestic and international 
manufacturing facilities. He also i 
Polaroid representative on several 
ANSI committees. Like Bayer, he 
ever, he still keeps a warm spot ir 
his heart for education. Four time 
a year he teaches an optics course 
for Polaroid. 

Teaching as a full-time vocatior 
for John Bayer and Phil Baker, n 
be a deam long gone. But it 
certainly is not forgotten. 

30 WPI Journal 

The Norton Spirit. 

A Penske-prepared M16C McLaren with an 800 
rsepower turbo-charged Offenhauser, 4-cylinder, twin 
erhead cam shaft engine. 

Not your average company car. But, then, Norton is not 
or average company either. 

As the world's leading producer of abrasives, with over 
000 employees in 89 plant locations in 21 countries, Norton 
leeply involved in the manufacture of thousands of products 
ill shapes, sizes, and materials. 

For example, virtually every component on a racing car- 
even your family automobile- is shaped, smoothed, and 
shed by abrasive products. 

But, as a highly diversified, multi-national company, 
Norton is also pacing the field in many other important areas. 

In ceramics, sealants, plastics, synthetics, chemical 
process and bio-medical products and safety equipment, the 
Norton team has set new and enviable records for the imagina- 
tive design and development of hundreds of quality products. 

Today, you can look to this Norton-sponsored racing 
machine for new standards of performance on the 1976 USAC 
circuit. And you can look to Norton and its distributors for a 
winning performance in your own circles. 
Norton Company, World Headquarters: 
Worcester, Massachusetts 01606. 

Nobody has a better track record 


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Allen H. Hoffman of WPI's 
lanical engineering department was the 
>rof "The Worcester Water Quality 
/: A Joint Venture in Community 
ce" which appeared in a recent issue of 
lanica/ Engineering. Last winter the WPI 
;es approved tenure for Dr. Hoffman. 
laniel Kagan is a psychologist in the 
if Boulder (Colo.) Personnel Department. 


ard Hedlund has been appointed plant 
ger of Borden Foods manufacturing 
y in Van Wert, Ohio. Previously he was 
manager of Standard Brands' Chicago 
ry products plant and the Pennsauken, 
■nargarine plant. The Hedlunds have a 
tar-old son, Jason. . . . Another 
ntment is that of David E. Monks, 
s now a coordinator of product 
ams in the Kodak Apparatus Division 
) at Rochester, N.Y. In coordinating the 
unction, he will be responsible for 
n conventional still camera programs, 
icame associated with KAD in 1964. 
to his latest promotion, he was on the 
intendent's staff in the parts 
facturing area. . . . Currently Dr. 
ne E. Niemi, Jr. is an assistant 
isor at the University of Lowell (Mass.). 
. James Tasilio, Jr. works for New 
nd Gas & Electric Association in 
iridge, Mass. 


\. Berendes is now associated with 
II Lynch, Pierce, Fenner &■ Smith, Inc., 
dence, R.I. . . . Robert H. Cahill has 
ne marketing and sales manager for 
Homalite in Wilmington, Delaware. . . . 
hen L. Cloues is a student at 
lwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 
t Worth, Texas. . . . Harry S. Forrest 
s as a senior process engineer at FMC 
, Princeton, N.J. He transferred from 
bers to the chemical division in January, 
ontinuing with Motorola, William D. 
Dach presently holds the post of 
ger mid-Atlantic area engineering 
es. He is located in Arnold, Md. . . . 
Kelley is a senior project manager at 
• Corp., Augusta, Me. . . . Last 
mber Peter B. Kirschmann was 
oted to manager of operational planning 
's power transformer department in 
eld, Mass. He was transferred from 
mack, N.H. 

bert D. Klauber, a teacher of 
:endental meditation, will be an 
ctor in physics at Maharishi 
lational University, Fairfield, Iowa, 
ig in September. Bob writes, ". . . it is a 
rely new school with an innovative, 
ic, and evolutionary approach which just 
: revolutionize our educational system." 

. . . Ronald A. Lange was recently named 
group leader in the Infrared and Electro- 
Optics Department at Cutler-Hammer's AIL 
Division in Melville, N.Y. He joined AIL in 
1965 in the Applied Electronics Division. In 
his new position he will be responsible for the 
infrared applications program. Earlier he had 
served as project engineer on major 
programs, including one covering a 
monopulse tracking receiver for use with C02 
laser radars. He is an avid racing sailor and 
participates in both local and national 

B.S. Ramprasad serves as a senior 
scientific officer at the Indian Institute of 
Science, Chamarajpet, Bangalore, India. He is 
engaged in teaching and research and 
development in optical engineering, vacuum 
technology, and thin films. His research 
interests are in lasers and holography. As a 
hobby he writes poetry, some of which has 
been published in America. . . . Francis 
"Buddy" Watson works as assistant head of 
the acquisition department at 
LANTNAVFACENGCOM in Norfolk, Va. . . . 
Dr. John T. Wilson, vice president and chief 
design engineer for Paul J. Ford & Co., 
structural engineers, Columbus, Ohio, has 
been named as the 1975 "Young Engineer of 
the Year" by the Ohio Society of 
Professional Engineers. Currently Wilson is 
president-elect of the O.S.P.E. Franklin' 
County Chapter. . . . Arthur M. Zweil, Jr. 
has been awarded the "Salesperson of the 
Year" Award for the second year running at 
Barbara Goldberg Associates, Inc., Beverly, 
Mass. The award is given to the broker who 
has the highest volume of sales in residential 
and commercial real estate. He has been 
president, treasurer, and director of the 
Greater Georgetown Jaycees and is currently 
treasurer of the Epsilon Building Association 
of Theta Chi Fraternity at WPI. He also 
serves as an adviser for two Junior 
Achievement companies in Georgetown. 



Dr. John H. Lauterbach is a section leader 
at National Starch & Chemical Corp., 
Bridgewater, N.J. . . . Paul Malnati now 
serves as manager of design engineering at 
All Systems in Moorestown, N.J. . . . 
Currently Donald Mugnai is associated with 
E.G.G. Hydrospace-Challenger Group in 
Rockville, Md. . . . Continuing with Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, Conn., 
Guenther Pollnow is now senior 
engineering cost analyst. The Pollnows have 
two children, Tanya Ann, 4 and Mathew 
Jacob, 2%. . . . Dr. Joseph E. Whalen 
works as associate program director at 
Operations Research, Inc. in Silver Spring, 
Md. . . . Eugene B. Wilusz, who teaches 
chemistry at New Bedford (Mass.) High 
School, has been awarded a doctor of 
philosophy degree in polymer science and 
engineering from UMass, Amherst. His 
dissertation was entitled "Studies in Polymer 
Compatibility." He has presented papers on 
his research at the Calorimetry Conference 
and at the national meeting of the American 
Chemical Society. . . . John K. Wright 
presently holds the post of business manager, 
Food Phosphates of the Food Ingredients 
Division at Stauffer Chemical Company, 
Westport, Conn. 

Dr. Stephen R. Alpert has been promoted 
to associate professor of computer science at 
WPI. . . . Richard H. Court, Jr. is employed 
as a senior quality assurance engineer in the 
quality assurance department, Instrument 
Division, at Perkin-Elmer Corp. in Norwalk, 
Conn. . . . Thomas A. Keenan was recently 
appointed controller of the Torin Corp., 
Torrington, Conn. In 1969 he joined the 
company as a development engineer with the 
Connecticut air moving division and was 
appointed divisional accounting manager for 
North American division in 1974. . . . 
Leonard E. Odell has been elected an 
actuary of the Hartford Life Insurance 
Company and Hartford Life and Accident 
Insurance Company. He will be responsible 
for the development of new individual life 
insurance products. In 1973 he became 
associated with the firm as associate actuary, 
following five years' experience with Aetna 
Life and Casualty. . . . Stan Pietrewicz is a 
senior associate at Analytics, Inc., McLean, 


Married: Frank H. Corbiere and Miss Margie 
Pianki of Hamden, Connecticut on June 14, 
1975. The bride and groom are missionaries 
working with the Literature Crusades in 
Cartogena, Colombia, South America. 
Corbiere is planning to enroll in the Gordon- 
Conwell Theological Seminary graduate 
program in South Hamilton, Mass. . . . 
Gregory C. Cox and Pauline J. Carmean in 
Arlington, Virginia on April 24, 1976. Mrs. 
Cox, who is from Meriden, Conn., is 
employed as a loan officer at Fand M 
National Bank in Arlington. The groom is 
working at the Naval Ordnance Station, 
Indian Head, Md., where he is a project 
engineer in the Amines Fuels Program. 

Michael C. Annon an instrument and 
control engineer for 
Gilbert/Commonwealth in Reading, Pa. 
. . . Ken Gminski was recently promoted to 
senior engineer status in addition to his 
residency status (field engineer) of New 
Hampshire for Factory Mutual Engineering. 
His job consists of visiting the industrial 
plants that FM insures throughout the state, 
providing a loss prevention service for fire 
and other perils covered in their insurance 
policies. Ken has also started studying for his 
MBA degree evenings at Rivier College, 
Nashua. He and his wife, Ruthanne, reside in 
Windham. ... Dr. Mark Hubelbank holds 
the post of chief of computer research at 
Electronics for Medicine in Sudbury, Mass. 
He is also a research affiliate at MIT. 

Steven Medoff, who received his MBA 
from Harvard last year, is now a business 
consultant at Tree Associates in Lexington, 
Mass. . . . William Nordstrom works as a 
project engineer for Mass. Oxygen Equipment 
Co., Inc., Westboro, Mass. . . . Stephen J. 
Stadnicki is currently employed at Chevron 
Research, Richmond, Calif. . . . Edward M. 
Zakrzewski is a technical service engineer at 
Cincinnati Milacron in Batavia, Ohio. 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 33 


Married: James T. Rodier and Miss Deborah 
McLaughlin on May 8, 1976 in Durham, New 
Hampshire. Mrs. Rodier graduated from 
Simmons College and the Newton-Wellesley 
Hospital School of Nursing. She is a 
registered nurse with the Orentreich Medical 
Group in New York City. Her husband, a 
graduate of Suffolk University Law School, is 
associated with National Economic Research 
Associates, Inc., New York City. He is a 
member of the Massachusetts Bar 

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Trent, a 
daughter, Christine Lynne, on May 5, 1976. 
The Trents also have a son, Brian, who is 

James A. Alford has joined Stone & 
Webster in Boston. . . . Bruce L. Carlson 
works for Northeast Utilities in Hartford, 
Conn. . . . Charles T. Doe has been 
promoted to senior actuarial associate in the 
actuarial organization at State Mutual Life 
Assurance Company of America in 
Worcester. He received his MS from 
Northeastern in 1973 and joined State Mutual 
in 1969. Two years ago he was named 
actuarial associate. . . . Currently J.B. Flynn 
serves as product manager of GE's Taiwan 
operation in Taipei. . . .Mark H. LePain 
works as a sales engineer for Westinghouse 
in Towson, Md. . . . Continuing with Du 
Pont, Stephen O. Rogers is presently senior 
supervisor for the firm in Gibbstown, N.J. . . . 
Dr. Donald W. Rule is a research associate 
for the National Research Council at Goddard 
Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. . . . 
Robert Stessel owns Danversport Marine 
Electronics in Danvers, Mass. He resides on 
the research vessel "Kelpie" on the Porter 
River in Danversport. . . . Peter R. Walsh 
holds the post of district manager at the 
Bussman Mfg. Division of McGraw-Edison 
Co., St. Louis, Missouri. 


Daniel K. Breen is a technical specialist for 
New England Recruiters in Worcester. . . . 
Domenic J. Forcella, Jr. has been 
appointed a member and chairperson of the 
Council on Environmental Quality by 
Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso. Previously 
he was chairperson of the Plainville Inland 
Wetlands Commission and a consultant for 
an environmental studies program at Central 
Connecticut State College in New Britain. 
Currently he is Democratic town chairman 
and Justice of the Peace in Plainville. . . . 
Sister Mildred Marengo S.S.J., was 
recently appointed assistant principal at 
Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass. 
She has taught science at the school since 
1959 and served as chairman of the science 
department. . Edward Mason works as 
plant manager at Amoco Plastic Products 
Co., Seymour, Indiana. The plant has 150 
employees. . . Raymond T. Pajer is an 
electrical engineer at Smith Corona Research 
and Development Laboratory in Danbury, 

Conn. . . . Bruce E. Samuelson now works 
for R.K. Chase Co., Inc., Albany, N.Y. . . . 
Christopher A. Spencer continues with 
Factory Mutual Engineering, Assoc, 
Norwood, Mass., where he is presently a 
staff engineer. 


Married: Daniel J. Dunleavy to Miss Ann L. 
Robinson of Scotia, New York on May 8, 
1976. The bride graduated from Western 
College for Women, Oxford, Ohio and 
Suffolk University. The groom, who received 
his MBA from Boston University, is a sales 
engineer for Berg, DiMare & Berg, Boston. 
... Dr. Richard P. SanAntonio to Dr. 
Pamela J. Pratt on May 22, 1976 in St. Louis, 
Missouri. The bride and groom are both 
graduates of Washington University School 
of Medicine. They began their residencies at 
Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, 
D.C. in July. She is in pediatrics and he is in 
internal medicine. . . . Robert M. Sinicrope 
and Miss Dianne Lair in Milton, 
Massachusetts on June 12, 1976. Mrs. 
Sinicrope is originally from Corpus Christi, 
Texas and owns and operates a dog- 
grooming business. The groom teaches math 
and music at Milton Academy. 

Robert Anderson is a process engineer at 
Michigan Chemical in Ann Arbor. The 
Andersons have two daughters, Sharon, 3V2 
and Heather, almost a year old. . . . Jeffrey 
Askanazi is a resident in surgery at 
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York 
City. . . . Barry F. Belanger and his wife are 
self-employed jewelry designer-craftsmen in 
Kingston, Ark. They are building up their 
rural homestead and gardens and are working 
on energy conservation. They use solar 
energy for heating. . . . Formerly located in 
Boston, Paul J. Bienick is now with Stone 
& Webster in Mineral, Va. He is currently 
working on nuclear power plants at Lake 

Anna for the Virginia Electric Power 
Company. . . . 2/Lt. Richard Brunet he 
completed weapon systems officer trair 
MacDill AFB, Fla. in the F-4 Phantom fi\* 
bomber. He is being assigned to Torrejc'A 
Spain for duty with a unit of the U.S. A* 
Forces in Europe. 

Dr. Thomas C. Coleman is with the 
power department at United Engineers H 
Constructors in Boston. . . . Gordon E. 
Govalet is employed by Bechtel Power I 
in Gaithersburg, Md. . . . Steen Hannib 1 
has become associated with Medicotekr'lc 
Lab. in Copenhagen, Denmark. . . . Ken it 
R. Perkins works at Singer Librascope 
Glendale, Calif. . . . Lawrence E. Rainv i 
with Raytheon Data Systems in Norwoc' 
Mass. . . . Donald Tanana serves as oft^ 
manager at Bristol Myers Co. in La Mirali 
Calif. . . . Robert A. Woollacott is 
administrative manager of purchasing at' 
Curtis 1000, Inc., Smyrna, Georgia. 


Married: Dennis J. Lipka and Miss Lindc 
Prouty on February 14, 1976 in Holden, 
Massachusetts. The bride graduated from 
Worcester State College and is a 
kindergarten teacher. The groom is a 
coordinator of parental-involvement progr 
for the special programs office of the Cen 
Falls (R.I.) public school department. 

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. LeBel, 
daughter, Anne Laureen, on February 4, 
1976. LeBel is an actuarial analyst at 
Travelers Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn. 

Peter Bertasi is a chemical sales 
representative for Olin Corporation in 
Charlotte, N.C. . . . Joseph D. Bianca sei 
as superintendent of modeling and 
component research at Combustion 
Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn. The 
Biancas have a two-year-old daughter and 
baby son. . . . Michael J. Emery is a proj 



15 Belmont Street, Worcester, Mass. 01605 

Serving the Ferrous and Non- Ferrous World Markets since 1888 as 
Engineers and Manufacturers of Rolling Mills, Morgoil Bearings, 
Wire Drawing Machinery and Furnace Equipment 

34 WPI Journal 

ineer in CjE s plastics aepartment in 
.field, Mass. The Emerys have a three- 
old son, Jamie. . . . Currently Roy A. 
iblad is a graduate student at Case 
stern Reserve University School of Dental 
iicine in Cleveland, Ohio. . . . Continuing 
i Filterite Corporation, Thomas O. 
rphy now holds the post of production 
lager. He is located in Timonium, Md. 
.G- Perkins holds the position of chief 
jrammer at Adams-Smith, Inc. in 
boro, Mass. . . . 1/Lt. John D. Powers, 
/vife, Betzi, and 1 Vi year-old son, Jay, 
; returned to the U.S. after a three-year 
in Germany. Currently Powers is a 
onnel officer with the Engineer School 
ade at Ft. Belvoir, Va. . . . Loren B. 
th continues as a scientist at the Bettis 
nic Power Labs for Westinghouse and is 
ted in West Mifflin, Pa. . . . Presently 
lard A. Sojka is department head of raw 
;rial receiving and outside warehousing at 
ol, Inc., Stamford, Conn. . . . Kenneth 
t/adland has completed all course 
irements and examinations and has been 
ed a candidate for the degree of doctor 
lilosophy in mathematics at the 
ersity of New Hampshire. He has been 
ded a Summer Fellowship to begin 
ng his dissertation on "quasi-similarity of 
ices over bounded analytic functions." 



i ;: to Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Brennan 

I first child, Aaron William, on December 
! !975. Presently Brennan is a chemical 
i neer for the department of the Navy at 
I Maval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, 
t Recently he participated in a crash pilot 
» ram to develop a new production 
I lod to produce a critical Air Force 
) ellant. ... to Richard L. Sargent and 
I ne Lamberto Sargent '75, a son, Peter, 
( itly. Peter has a two-year-old sister, 
I . Sargent is a project engineer at Sala 
v netics, Inc., Cambridge, Mass. 

imes W. Davis is a district 
( tentative at Nalco Chemical Co. in Oak 
3 >k, III. . . . Michael S. Gipps works as a 
« arch engineer at Dow Chemical in 
I burg, Calif. . . . Andrew Langdon is a 
>i ent at Wharton School, University of 
I lsylvania, in Philadelphia. . . . Robert F. 
b serves as district sales manager at 
I er Transicold Co. in Syracuse, N.Y. . . . 
^ ert A. Manes, who received his MA in 
Ei ish from Purdue University last year, will 
> jaching English composition and an 
n disciplinary humanities seminar for 
lr lmen at Lander College, Greenwood, 
S starting this fall. 

lilip C. Mazzie has been promoted to 
it eant in the U.S. Air Force. He is a 
te >hone equipment installer at Wright- 
P erson AFB, Ohio with a unit of the Air 
Fi e Communications Service. . . . Richard 
H 'age is a senior construction engineer at 
S le & Webster in Boston. . . . Thomas M. 
S age serves as a production engineer in 
tr plasties division at GE in Selkirk, N.Y. . . . 
V* ren F. Smith is an engineer in building 
rr jrials research at GAF Corp., South 
B fid Brook, N.J. . . . Harvey A. Vigneault 
h-. s the post of senior engineer at C.F. 
B m in Alhambra, Calif. 

Married: Ens. James M. Asaro and Miss 
Belinda C. Jackson of Pensacola, Florida on 
February 14, 1976. The groom was 
designated a naval aviator and received his 
Navy wings on January 23. Currently he is 
stationed in Jacksonville. . . . Gary Golnik to 
Miss Mary E. St. Martin of Northbridge, 
Massachusetts recently. The bridegroom 
received his master's degree in optics from 
the University of Rochester (NY) in 
December. He is employed as an 
experimental engineer in the laser 
development group at Pratt & Whitney 
Aircraft in West Palm Beach, Fla. . . . Paul E. 
Nordstrom and Miss Suzanne M. Nadeau in 
Woonsocket, Rhode Island on May 31, 1976. 
Mrs. Nordstrom, a registered nurse at New 
England Baptist Hospital, Boston, graduated 
from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing 
in Worcester. Her husband is a quality 
control engineer for the California State 
Water Resources Control Board in 
Sacramento. . . . Michael W. Szteliga and 
Miss Theresa Ann Cahill on February 21, 1976 
in Fall River, Massachusetts. Mrs. Szteliga 
graduated from Durfee High School and is a 
bookkeeper at Appel's Tire Co. The 
bridegroom is with Monsanto in Indian 
Orchard, Mass. 

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brunell a son, 
Steven Andrew, on February 5, 1976. Brunell 
is an industrial engineer with Louis Lefkowitz 
& Bros., Milltown, N.J. 

"Without Bill Delphos," states a recent 
issue of Buzzword, a publication prepared by 
the Graduate School of Management (GSM) 
at Northwestern University, "there could be 
no Careers '76 program. The planning, 
scheduling, promoting, and executing of the 
many sessions was all Bill's work." (The 
program is regarded as valuable in helping 
the graduate students plan their careers.) Bill 
was also cited for his guiding influence in the 
Marketing Group and the Fall Management 
Conference. The article sums up his efforts 
saying,."lf ever someone deserved an award 
for contributions to GSM, above and beyond 
the call of duty, Bill Delphos does." 

Donald W. Gross has been commissioned 
a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force 
upon graduation from Officer Training 
School at Lackland AFB, Texas. He is now at 
Mather AFB, Calif., for navigator training. . . . 
James F. Ingraham, a project engineer for 
Polaroid Corp., New Bedford, Mass., is in 
charge of engineering in the area of silver 
emulsions. . . . Alan Judd serves as a 
manufacturing management trainee at GE in 
Schenectady, N.Y. . . . Carlos L Kassel has 
been promoted to assistant manager in 
charge of all government loans at First 
National City Bank in Mexico City. Earlier he 
served as a credit analyst. He joined the bank 
following graduation. . . . Peter W. 
Kotilainen was recently named 
administrative and technical assistant to the 
department of cardiology at St. Vincent 
Hospital, Worcester. Presently he is a 
doctoral candidate at WPI. In his new 
assignment he will be in charge of 
administrative matters and will provide 
technical assistance for the cardiology 
department. Also, he will supervise the 
hospital's critical care team. 

Z./LX. narvey b. raenson, us>ai-, is 
stationed at Robins AFB in Georgia. . . . Gary 
G. Pontbriand is a production engineer at 
New Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton, Pa. . . . 
Chandrakant Shah holds the post of senior 
engineer at C.F. Braun & Co., Alhambra, 
Calif. Previously he was with Procon, Inc. in 
Des Plaines, III. . . . Charles M. Waldron and 
Irene Jordan Waldron are self-employed 
agricultural engineers in Hollis, Me. . . . Steve 
Williams is a foreman at the GE plant in 
Lynn, Mass. 


Married: Joel F. Angelico and Miss Janet A. 
Gravel on May 29, 1976 in West Springfield, 
Massachusetts. The bride, a teaching 
assistant at Willie Ross School for the Deaf, 
Longmeadow, graduated from Anna Maria 
College, Paxton. The bridegroom is 
production supervisor for Estee Lauder Co., 
Melville, N.Y. . . . Robert M. Aubrey and 
Miss Mary Beth Tucker on January 3, 1976 in 
Sterling, Massachusetts. Mrs. Aubrey 
graduated from UMass and is studying for 
her master's at Syracuse (N.Y.) University. 
The groom is employed by Mutual of Omaha, 
Syracuse. . . . Michael J. Dolan and Miss 
Debora M. Elworthy on May 22, 1976 in 
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The bride 
attended Worcester State College and is 
presently a student at Elmhurst (III.) College. 
Her husband, who is with Universal Oil 
Products, Chicago, is also a graduate student 
at Loyola University. 

Married: Robert E. Horner to Miss 
Suzanne Hughes on September 6, 1975. The 
groom is assistant director of Sure Aire Ltd., 
New York City. . . . Jeffrey Hudson and 
Miss Danielle M. Chouinard, '74 in 
Franconia, New Hampshire on March 27, 
1976. The bride, who also did graduate work 
at WPI, is a civil engineer. Her husband is a 
chemical engineer. . . . James F. Lane and 
Miss Celeste M. Tetrault in Worcester on 
June 28, 1975. . . . Steven F. Manzi to Miss 
Joanne H. Bey on May 31, 1976 in Holyoke, 
Massachusetts. Mrs. Manzi graduated from 
Providence Hospital School of Radiology and 
Holyoke Community College. She is a 
registered radiologic technician. The groom is 
a research assistant working for his master's 
degree at MIT. 

K. Sohraby Anaraky is a teaching fellow 
at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute of New 
York. . . . Jon T. Anderson is a student at 
Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn. . . . 
Karen Arbige serves as a software 
programmer at Index Systems, Inc., 
Cambridge, Mass. . . . Richard C. Aseltine, 
Jr., a graduate student at WPI, recently 
returned from the 11th Annual Association 
for the Advancement of Medical 
Instrumentation Conference in Atlanta, Ga. 
His undergraduate project and current 
master's thesis entitled "Feedback Control of 
Heart Rate During Exercise" was presented 
at the conference. The idea and device 
designed by him may be used in the 
rehabilitation of patients with cardiac 
diseases. . . . Alan R. Bergstrom works as a 
technical assistant for the University of 
Massachusetts department of biochemistry in 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 35 

David R. Chevalier has been appointed 
manager of the carpeting department at 
Chevalier Furniture and Carpeting in 
Worcester. . . . Paul J. Ciesla, who is with 
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is 
currently located in Pacifica, Calif. . . . Harry 
F. Danberg is a process engineer at FMC 
Corp.'s coke plant in Kemmerer, 
Wyoming. . . . Michael J. Dudas holds the 
post of vice president at Electrodes, Inc. in 
Roselle Park, N.J. Presently he is in 
engineering sales throughout Pennsylvania, 
New York, and New Jersey. . . . Jay L. 
Gainsboro serves as a self-employed district 
sales manager for Opus, Inc., in Wheeling, 
Illinois. . . . Richard J. Orsini works as a 
manufacturing engineer for General Electric 
Co. in Fitchburg, Mass. . . . Elizabeth A. 
Pennington has joined Equitable Life 
Assurance Society of the U.S. in New York 

Richard A. Perreault is a sales engineer 
for General Electric Medical Systems in 
Whippany, N.J. ... Dr. Robert R. 
Ritten house teaches at Pine Tree Academy 
in Freeport, Me. . . . James F. Roberts is 
doing graduate work at Anna Maria College 
in Paxton, Mass. . . . Gary Rodgers serves 
as a captain with the U.S. Army and will be 
stationed in Korea until October. . . . Paul M. 
Stein is studying for his doctorate at the 
University of North Dakota Medical School in 
the Department of Physiology and 
Pharmacology. He is graduate teaching and 
research assistant. . . . Mark W. Stewart 
holds the post of quality engineer at 
Combustion Engineering. He and his wife, 
Carolyn, reside in Hartford, Conn. . . . 
Margaret St. John works as an electron 
microscopy technician at St. Vincent Hospital 
in Worcester. . . . Ens. Michael Sundberg 
(USN) is currently stationed in Alaska. . . . 
James I. Watts is a project engineer at 
Crosby Valve & Gauge Co. in Wrentham, 
Mass. . . . Mark P. Youngstrom has been 
employed as an environmental engineer at 
Pickard & Anderson in Auburn, N.Y. . . . 
Johnny Yuk is studying for his MS at Ohio 
State University in Columbus. 

Frank W. Grant, former physical education 
instructor and swimming coach at WPI, died 
on January 19, 1976 in Holden, 
Massachusetts. He was 74. 

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and served 
at WPI from 1929 to 1968. He started as a 
swimming coach and became a physical 
education instructor in 1952. In 1968 he 
retired as instructor emeritus in physical 
education and athletics. 

At WPI he developed a number of record 
holders including Robert Rounds, '64 
(sprints), while students Joe Rogers, '29 
became a swim coach at the University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst and Johnny Tinker, 
'32 a coach in Gardner. 

In 1923 Grant set a record for the senior 
50-yard free-style competition sponsored by 
the New England Amateur Athletic Union, a 
record which stood until shortly before his 
retirement. At 22 he won the Pacific 
Northwest AAU 50-yard dash crown. In 1924 
he tried out for the Olympic team with 
Johnny Weismuller. 

Ellery B. Paine, '97, former head of the 
University of Illinois electrical engineering 
department for 31 years, died on February 28, 
1976 in Urbana, Illinois. He was 100 years old. 

Prof. Paine was born in Willington, Conn, 
on October 9, 1875 and was graduated from 
WPI in 1897 as an electrical engineer. He 
received his master's degree from WPI in 
1898. In 1907 he began teaching at the 
University of Illinois, becoming department 
head in 1913 and retiring in 1944. During his 
career, sound-on-film movies were developed 
at the university, and in the first public 
demonstration on June 9, 1922, Prof. Paine 
was the first man to appear in talking movies. 
He recited the Gettysburg Address. 

Recalling the controversy following his 
talking-movie debut, Paine reported that 
movie producers claimed that sound would 
ruin the industry because the public was only 
interested in pantomime. One producer 
declared, "I wouldn't give 10 cents for the 

Prof Paine was an eminent member of Eta 
Kappa Nu and also belonged to Tau Beta Pi, 
Sigma Xi, ASEE, the American Society for 
Engineering Education, and Western Society 
of Engineers. 

Percy M. Hall, '07 a retired plant supHsol 
in the long lines department for Americi i 
Telephone & Telegraph Co., New Yorklhtf 
passed away on February 23, 1976. He 'as' 

A native of Fall River, Mass., he was or* 
on February 20, 1886. After graduating or 
WPI with a BSEE, he joined AT&T in 11 
and remained with the company until N 
retired in 1946. He belonged to Theta Ci,K 
Telephone Pioneers of America and thd • 

Wilbur C. Searle, '07 died on Decemb 3 
1975 in Worcester at the age of 93. 

A mechanical engineer, he had workijlp 
Heald Machine Co., Norton Co., Worcelar 
Machine Screw Co., Reed & Prince Mf Ifij 
and Leland Gifford Co. as sales engine* 1 
metallurgist and tool designer. He retirew 
1958 but remained active in his professh 
until 1966. 

Mr. Searle was a native of New Britai 
Conn, and belonged to ASME, Americal 
Society for Metals, and the Worcester 
Engineering Society. He was a registered 
professional engineer and a member of i» 
Tatnuck Club and Tech Old Timers. He |g| 
former officer in the Worcester chapter M 
Alumni Association. 

Herbert M. Carleton, '08 a retired insu 
broker, passed away on February 13, 19 
Worcester at the age of 89. 

A native of Plymouth, Mass., he was 
on March 12, 1886. In 1908 he graduated 
civil engineer from WPI. He had been wr 
the Boston & Albany Railroad, Americar 
Steel & Wire, and Economic Machinery l| 
Worcester. In 1972 he retired after 57 ye( 
as a broker for Connecticut General Life! 
Insurance Co. 

Mr. Carleton was a past president of til 
Tech Old Timers and belonged to Sigmal 

Frank E. Hawkes, '09 of Menlo Park, 
California passed away on May 4, 1976 a 
a short illness. He was 89. 

He was born on Oct. 25, 1886 in 
Framingham, Mass. and graduated from ' 
as a chemist. During his career he was 
associated with Du Pont; Dennison Mfg. 
Hydrocarbon Co. (owner-president); and 
California Ink Co. In 1960 he retired after 
years as a consultant to the paint and va 
industry. He belonged to Theta Chi and I" 
served as vice president of the Northern 
California chapter of the Alumni Associate 

Harold J. Riley '09 of Winnipeg, Manitc 
Canada, died on July 7, 1975. 

He was born on November 29, 1887 in 
Winnipeg. In 1909 he graduated as a 
mechanical engineer from WPI. He receh 
his BA from Manitoba University in 1910 

During his career he was with F.W. Bii 
Son, Walpole, Mass.; studied law, and w 
partner in the firm of Fillmore, Riley & 
Fillmore, barristers and solicitors in Winn 
He was wounded in World War I and 
received the Distinguished Service Order 
Later he was appointed general officer 
commanding military district No. 10 in 

36 WPI Journal 

tive in community arrairs, ne was 
man of the Community Chest, an 
jtive with the Manitoba Red Cross and 
dent of the Manitoba Bar Association, 
elonged to Sigma Phi Epsilon and Sigma 

fie A. Atherton, '10 former honorary 
tary of the International Commission on 
ination, died on April 24, 1976 in 
;hester, New Hampshire, after a long 
s. He was 88. 

:er graduating with his BSEE from WPI, 
jcame associated with Westinghouse, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Bergmann Electricitaets 
;e, Berlin, Germany; British 
inghouse Co.; Goodyear Tire, Akron, 
; General Electric, Cleveland; and 
bus S.A. in Switzerland, a company 
tained by the incandescent lamp 
>anies outside of America. He also 
ed for Consolidated Lamp, Lynn, Mass.; 
Vestinghouse International. 
. Atherton, who wrote a book about 
ical advertising, belonged to Theta Chi, 
, Sigma Xi, and was a fellow of the 
nating Engineering Society. He was 
on June 3, 1887 in Worcester. During 
i War I he served in the U.S. Navy. 

les E. Barney, '10 former class 
tary, passed away on November 21, 
in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He was 88 

m on September 9, 1887 in South 
>rth, N.H., he later graduated from WPI 
:ivil engineer. He was associated with 
Sawyer Landscape Construction Co., 
ge A. Fuller Construction Co., Boston, 
ison Bros., and P.J. Kennedy 
ractors of Holyoke. For many years he 
superintendent of public works in South 
jy, Mass., a position from which he 
d in 1957. 

. Barney, a member of Sigma Phi 
>n, was prominent for 30 years in 
:ing and was the recipient of the Silver 
er Award. He was a past president of 
ri-County Highway Superintendents' 
ciation, past president of the Lions Club, 
president of the South Hadley Center 
s Club and Past Noble Grand of the lona 
e of Odd Fellows. In 1959 he was named 
K Hadley's Outstanding Citizen of the 

'ard P. Chace, '11 of Worcester passed 
' recently. 

was born on October 25, 1890 in 
dence, R.I. and graduated as a 
lanical engineer from WPI in 1911. 
een 1911 and 1955 he was with Norton 
pany, Worcester. He was a former 
'am chairman for Tech Old Timers and a 
ber of Montacute Lodge, Worcester. 

i P. Cronin, '11 of Wnchester, 
achusetts, died on October 29, 1975. 
ter attending high school in Worcester, 
udied at WPI. He served as assistant to 
ice president of the Boston and Maine 
)ad and became office engineer in 
>n. He was also a designer-engineer for 
I & A Railroad and maintenance 
■visor for the Middlesex County National 

unanes i-. uooancn, 11 ot west KoxDury, 
Massachusetts died on November 15, 1975 at 
the age of 87. 

A co-founder of Andrews and Goodrich, 
Inc., a textile machinery company in 
Dorchester, he was president of the firm until 
his retirement in 1949. He came out of 
retirement in 1962 to serve as engineering 
and financial consultant to the Goodrich 
Engineering Co. of Rockland, where he 
remained until his final retirement in 1972. 

Mr. Goodrich was born in Portsmouth, 
N.H., later studying at WPI. He was a 
member of Phi Gamma Delta and a World 
War I Army veteran. 

George I. Gilchrest, '12 a former 
engineering manager at Westinghouse in 
Derry, Pa., passed away in Mesa, Arizona on 
October 17, 1975. 

He was born on November 13, 1890 in 
Lunenburg, Mass. After graduating from WPI 
as an electrical engineer in 1912, he joined 
Westinghouse and remained with the 
company until his retirement 43 years later. 
He belonged to Phi Sigma Kappa, Tau Beta 
Pi, Sigma Xi and was an associate member 
of AIEE. 

Arthur C. Burleigh, '13, the former 
president and treasurer of the Nedco 
Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, died 
suddenly on May 22, 1976 at Cape Cod 
Hospital, Hyannis. He was 85 years old. 

A native of Franklin, N.H., he graduated as 
an electrical engineer from WPI. For several 
years he worked for Ritter and Connolly in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. He then joined Nedco and 
remained with the company until his 
retirement a few years ago. Nedco marketed 
sanding and polishing machines which Mr. 
Burleigh had invented and patented. 

He belonged to Theta Chi and Skull and 
was a 50-year veteran of the Scottish Rite 
bodies, as well as a former officer of the 
Newton Savings Bank. 

J. Arthur Kenneally, '13 of Hamilton, 
Massachusetts, a retired secretary to Salem 
school superintendents and school 
committees for 40 years, died at the age of 
85 on December 26, 1975. 

After studying at WPI, he worked four 
years for the state highway department. 
While he served the city of Salem, he was 
responsible for the efficient administration of 
the city's public schools. He retired in 1959 
and was a Navy veteran of World War 1 . 

William H. Evans, '14 died of heart disease 
on January 5, 1976 at the home of his 
daughter in St. Louis, Missouri. 

He was a vice president of the Firth- 
Sterling Carbide Co., a mining equipment 
manufacturer, until his retirement in 1957. 
After retirement he served as a consultant to 
a number of firms. He held several patents on 
mining equipment. 

Mr. Evans was born on Sept. 2, 1891 and 
later he became a student at WPI. He 
belonged to Phi Gamma Delta and was a 
descendant of William Hooper of North 
Carolina, a signer of the Declaration of 

Arthur L. Thurston, 14 passed away 
recently in Ormond Beach, Florida. He was 

He was born in Portland, Maine. In 1914 he 
received his BSME from WPI. He built one of 
the first wind tunnels in the U.S. and was 
responsible for many advancements in 
electronic weighing. From 1938 to 1959 he 
was vice president of Cox and Stevens 
Aircraft. He belonged to Theta Chi and Tau 
Beta Pi. 

Harold L. Tilton, '14 passed away at his 
home in Wilmette, Illinois on January 12, 

A native of Fitchburg, Mass. he was born 
there on Sept. 16, 1891. He received his 
BSCE from WPI in 1914. After five years with 
the Massachusetts Highway Department, he 
joined the Vermont Highway Department. He 
was then associated with Shell Oil Company. 
On Dec. 31, 1954 he retired as manager of 
the asphalt sales departments in Chicago, 
Detroit and Minneapolis following 12 years of 

Mr. Tilton, a registered professional 
engineer in Vermont and Illinois, also served 
as an engineer for the Illinois Division of 
Highways. He was a member of American 
Road Builders, Asphalt Paving Technologists, 
Vermont Society of Engineers, Illinois Society 
of Highway Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi 
and Alpha Tau Omega. In 1962 he was 
presented with a life membership in the 
Illinois section of ASCE. 

Herbert H. Wentworth, '14 of Los Angeles, 
California, died on January 14, 1975. He was 
82 years old. 

A native of Fryeburg, Me., he studied at 
WPI and graduated with a BSEE in 1914. 
During his lifetime he was associated with 
Westinghouse Electric and the Navy 
Experimental Station in New London, Conn. 
After World War I, he again joined 
Westinghouse as a design engineer. Later he 
became a district transportation engineer for 
the company. He retired in 1957. 

A member of Theta Chi, Tau Beta Pi, 
Skull, and Sigma Xi, Mr. Wentworth also 
belonged to AIEE and was a 32nd degree 

G. Gerald Desy, '15, a retired research 
chemist from North Guilford, Connecticut, 
died on January 24, 1976 at the age of 83. 

He was born in Stanstead, Quebec, 
Canada on April 24, 1892 and graduated as a 
chemist from WPI in 1915. During his lifetime 
he was associated with Hooker Chemical, 
ALCOA, Koppers Co., and American 
Cyanamid Co., Stamford, Conn., where he 
retired in 1957 after twenty years of service. 
He belonged to ACS and the Association of 
Retired Persons. 

Harrison W. Hosmer, '15 died on January 
16, 1976 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. He was 

He was born in Westfield, Mass. on Sept. 
10, 1891. In 1915 he was graduated as a 
mechanical engineer from WPI. From 1921 to 
1956 he was with Arthur D. Little, Inc. 
Cambridge, Mass. He belonged to Alpha Tau 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 37 

E. Munroe Bates, '17 retired assistant vice 
president of the Provident Loan Society of 
New York, died on November 6, 1975 in 
Winter Park, Florida. 

He was born on February 23, 1894 in 
Westboro, Mass. After graduating as a civil 
engineer from WPI in 1917, he joined the 
U.S. Army Infantry where he was promoted 
to captain. From 1919 until 1928 he was with 
the Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 
He served as assistant vice president of the 
Provident Loan Society of New York from 
1928 to 1953. 

Mr. Bates, a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, 
was chairman of the board of appeals for the 
Village of Great Neck Plaza, N.Y. for many 
years. He contributed background 
information for the book, God Bless 
Pawnbrokers by Peter Schwed which was 
recently published by Dodd, Mead. His name 
is mentioned in the foreword. 

Wentworth P. Doolittle, '17, who had been 
a supervisor in the wheel division at Norton 
Co. for many years, died in Hyannis, 
Massachusetts on February 17, 1976. 

After studying mechanical engineering at 
WPI, he joined Norton Co. and remained with 
the firm until his retirement in 1959. He was 
born on October 22, 1894 in Princeton, 
Mass., and was a World War I veteran. He 
belonged to Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Masons, 
and was a former vice president of the 
Doolittles of America. 

Harold B. Ellis, '17 formerly of Worcester, 
died on March 21, 1976 at Berwyn, Illinois. 

He was born on October 6, 1895 in 
Worcester, later studying at Mercersburg 
Academy and WPI. In 1960 he retired after 
forty years of service with the New England 
Power Service Company where he was a 
right-of-way agent. He belonged to SAE, was 
a past master of Athelstan Lodge, A.F. & 
A.M., and an Army veteran of World War I. 

John A. Carpenter Warner, '17 former 
executive with the Society of Automotive 
Engineers, passed away on December 21, 
1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 

A native of Putnam, Conn., he was born 
on July 12, 1893. He graduated from WPI in 
1917 as a mechanical engineer. Following 
graduation he joined the National Bureau of 
Standards testing aircraft structural materials. 
He was to become a physicist and executive 
officer and chief of the Bureau's Aeronautic 
Instruments Section. In recognition of his 
special talents, he was appointed scientific 
representative of the U.S. government to 
several European countries for continued 
study of aeronautical instruments. 

Later, as an assistant research engineer 
with Studebaker Corporation, he made 
outstanding contributions in design, 
management and marketing. Because of his 
vast experience, he was named secretary and 
general manager of the Society of 
Automotive Engineers, an organization which 
includes members with the most inventive 
brains in the country. His dynamic 30-year 
leadership tripled the membership of the 

Mr. Warner belonged to Tau Beta Pi, 
Sigma Xi, Societe des Ingenieurs de 
I'automobile, Paris, and the Society of 
Automotive Engineers of Japan. He was 
decorated with the Japanese Order of the 
Rising Sun in 1968 and was awarded the 
Automotive Old Timers Distinguished Service 
Citation in 1954. In 1950 he received an 
honorary doctor of engineering degree from 

Osborne T. Everett '18 passed away on 
February 23, 1976. He was a resident of 
Hampden, Massachusetts. 

He was born on September 20, 1895 in 
Bolton, Mass. and later studied civil 
engineering at WPI. For over forty years he 
was with the American Telephone & 
Telegraph Co., where he was equipment 
supervisor. He belonged to the American 
Legion, IOOF, and the Telephone Pioneers of 

Iver G. Schmidt, '18 died in Akron, Ohio 
last November. He was 80 years old. 

He was born on October 15, 1895 in 
Worcester. After graduating as a civil 
engineer from WPI in 1918, he started out as 
a draftsman for the city of Akron. Forty-six 
years later he retired as manager of the 
engineering bureau, the city's top engineering 
post. He belonged to Skull, Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon, and the National (and Ohio) Society 
of Professional Engineers. 

Bruce X. Somers, '18 passed away in White 
River Junction, Vermont on March 14, 1976 
following an extended illness. 

He was born on September 11, 1893 in 
West Barnet, Vermont. Later he attended 
WPI and Middlebury College. During World 
War I he served with the Navy as a 
commander of a submarine chaser. Mr. 
Somers designed and engineered machine 
tools. He also served as a branch examiner in 
a major insurance company and a real estate 
and mortgage supervisor in a large New York 
bank. He retired from Sears, Roebuck and 
Co., St. Johnsbury, Vt. in 1958. 

Ernest W. Whitlock, '18 a leading water 
engineer, died on January 29, 1976 in 
Hackensack, New Jersey. He was 80 years 

He was a senior partner of Malcolm Pirnie, 
Inc., a large environmental engineering 
concern active here and abroad. As an 
authority on water supply, water treatment 
and distribution, he established a national 
reputation. He helped develop water supplies 
that serve 15 percent of the people in the 
U.S. For his work in the development of 
concrete pressure pipe standards, he received 
the Diven Medal of the American Water 
Works Association. 

After serving in World War I and attending 
WPI, Mr. Whitlock worked for Fuller 
McClintock designing waste treatment plants. 
In 1939 he joined the Pirnie organization. 

He was an honorary member of the 
American Water Works Association, a life 
fellow of ASCE, and of the American 
Consulting Engineers Council. He was also a 
diplomate of the American Academy of 
Environmental Engineers. 

W. Orrell Davis, '20 of Woonsocket, R I 
Island died on May 23, 1976. 

He was born on November 12, 1896 ii 
Woonsocket and became a student at V ' 
During World War I he served in the U. 
Army. He had been employed by Blacks I 
Valley Gas & Electric Co. and in the brios 
construction section of the State Highw 
Department in Providence. 

George P. Condit '21 of Mesa, Arizona i 
on January 14, 1976. 

He was born on June 24, 1899 in 
Waterbury, Conn. He received his BSMf 
from WPI in 1921 and was a member of I 
Sigma Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. From 19Ii 
until 1961 he was with the New York 
Telephone Company. After serving in Ntr 
York and Buffalo, he was appointed Alb^ 
district manager in 1941 and commercial 
results supervisor in 1943. Later he was 
promoted to general sales supervisor. 

Philip K. Davis, '21 of Carmel, California 
passed away recently. 

He was born on January 27, 1899 at Si 
Lake City, Utah. In 1921 he received his 
BSCE from WPI. During his career he se< 
in a number of capacities at the Austin i 
Company, Cleveland, Ohio, where he retil 
as vice president in 1964. He had been a 
district superintendent, assistant to the vi> 
president, and project manager for the 
company. Between 1933 and 1935 he wa 
staff engineer engaged in government wci 

Mr. Davis, a registered engineer in 50 
states, belonged to ASCE, ACI, NSPE, ar 
the Cleveland Engineering Society. He wa 
also a member of Theta Chi and Skull. In 
1933 he received his MS from the Univer; 
of California. 

Forest M. (Jeff) Douglass, '21 died in 
Connecticut on January 9, 1976. He was 
Born in Norwood, Mass., on Dec. 11,1 
he later attended WPI and graduated fron 
Norwich University in 1922. He became 
associated with General Electric, New Ha\ 
Conn., Farrel Birmingham Co., Ansonia; a 
Armstrong Rubber Co., West Haven, Con 
For several years prior to his retirement, h 
was with United Aircraft. He belonged to 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. 

B. Clark Shaw, '21 of Dedham, 
Massachusetts, died of cancer on March ( 

He was born on August 4, 1899 in Fall 
River, Mass. Following his graduation as 3 
electrical engineer from WPI, he became c 
apartment house owner and operator. Lati 
he was associated with Granite Clay, 
Bradford Durfee Textile School, Firestone 
Rubber, Westinghouse, and Norwich 
University. From 1941 until his retirement i 
1965, he was a senior degaussing engineei 
Boston Naval Shipyard. He belonged to 
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and received I 
MS from WPI in 1934. 

38 WPI Journal 

ler r. ousiimy. t^. ui ouuui ruuidiiu, 

ne died on December 29, 1975 following a 
rt illness. He was 76. 

native of Long Island, Me., he attended 
I and for several years was the proprietor 
ne Casco Bay House on Long Island. 
>r he was fire chief at the U.S. Naval Fuel 
e on Long Island. 

World War I army veteran, he was also a 
nber of Ancient Landmark Lodge, A.F. 

A.M., and the American Legion. 

les L. Marston, '22 died on February 7, 
5 in Worcester at the age of 76. 
e was a native of North Hampton, N.H. 
>r graduating as a mechanical engineer, 
vorked for Technical Advisory Corp. in 
/ York. Later he was with American Steel 
/ire, Worcester; taught high school in 
;terly, R.I.; and was employed by Norton 
From 1932 until his retirement in 1960 he 
|ht science and math at South High 
ool in Worcester. 

r. Marston, who was active in the 
cester Chapter of the Appalachian Mt. 
i and the Green Mountain Club, wrote a 
mn for the Evening Gazette called 
istly Mountains" in 1949. He was a 
itmaster and with the Explorer Scouts 
the Marston Trail which is on the North 
her peak of the Katadin Massif in Maine. 
>elonged to ASME, Tech Old Timers, and 
the brother of Winthrop Marston, '26. 

srt P. Hayden, '23 former application 
neer for American Steel & Wire Co., died 
^pril 18, 1976 at his home in East Haven, 

ler graduating as a civil engineer from 
, he worked many years for American 
I & Wire. At the New Haven and 
ton plants he served as superintendent 
ire rope and rope products. In Cleveland 
ecame assistant staff engineer of 
ament development and engineering, and 
, application engineer. 
r. Hayden, a member of Theta Chi, was 
on Feb. 1, 1901 in Worcester. He 
iged to the Masons and the New Haven 

ih C. Pierce, '23 of North Palm Beach, 
ia died on October 4, 1975 at the age of 

s was born on December 11, 1901 in 
am. Conn. In 1923 he graduated as a 
lanical engineer from WPI. During his 
sr he was with General Electric, Stone & 
ster and New England Butt Co. When 
tired in 1966 he was chief draftsman for 
& Whitney Aircraft in West Palm 
h, Fla. He belonged to A.F. & A.M., the 
lodist Church, and North Palm Beach 
itry Club. 

ton L. Denault, '24 who was with 
linghouse Electric Corp. for over 40 
•>, died on December 5, 1975 in Ft. 
erdale, Florida. 

native of Springfield, Mass., he was 
on September 24, 1899. After 
jating as an electrical engineer, he 
d Westinghouse in 1924. At his 
ment he was an advisory engineer for 
:inghouse in Sharon, Pa. Mr. Denault 
iged to AIEE, NSPE, and Sigma Xi. 

jdintsb v,. insn, £o reiirea Vermont printing 
Company executive, died in Mexico City on 
May 29, 1976. 

A native of Northfield, Mass., he was born 
on July 31, 1903. He joined Vermont Printing 
Co. as assistant to the president following his 
graduation from WPI as an electrical 
engineer. He was named manager in 1937 
and president in 1944. In 1967 he retired. 

He belonged to SAE, Tau Beta Pi, 
National Small Business Association and the 
Printing Industry of America. Active in civic 
affairs, he was Republican town 
committeeman, and served as a trustee for 
Brattleboro (Vt.) Free Library; Brattleboro 
Friends of Retarded Children; and Brattleboro 
Home for Aged and Disabled. He was a 
director of Brattleboro Mutual Aid 
Association, Inc., American Building, Inc., 
and Vermont National Bank, as well as past 
president of the Lions Club and Chamber of 

Henry L. Mellen, '25, of St. Petersburg, 
Florida, retired district sales manager for 
Hercules Inc., died on December 14, 1975. 

He was born on February 6, 1904 in 
Brookfield, Mass., later graduating as a 
chemist from WPI. From 1939 until his 
retirement in 1969 he was associated with 
Hercules Powder Co., Holyoke, Mass. He 
joined the company as a technical service 
engineer. As district sales manager, he was 
responsible for sales promotion and technical 
services to paper mills in the New England 
states and New York. 

Mr. Mellen belonged to Sigma Phi Epsilon, 
the Chemical Club of New England, the 
University of Maine Pulp and Paper 
Foundation, and the Newcomen Society of 
America. He was past a secretary of the New 
England section of TAPPI and had served as 
vice president of the Connecticut Valley 
chapter of the Alumni Association. 

Otis S. Sawn, '25 of Englewood, Florida 
passed away on March 5, 1975. 

Born in Springfield, Mass. on Sept. 16, 
1901, he later became a student at WPI. He 
graduated with a BSME in 1925. He had been 
with Schmitt Metal Works and John 
Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., Newark, 

William W. Young, '25 died on November 
15, 1975 in Concord, Massachusetts. 

A native of Lawrence, Mass., he was born 
there on May 4, 1903, and later studied 
mechanical engineering at WPI. For 38 years 
he worked as a sales engineer for Pratt & 
Whitney Division (Niles, Bement & Pond 
Co.), in West Hartford, Conn. About ten 
years ago he started his own firm, the 
William W. Young Co., manufacturer's 
representative, in Needham, Mass. 

A registerod professional engineer in 
Massachusetts, he belonged to the American 
Ordnance Assoc, American Society of Tool 
& Manufacturing Engineers, Carbide 
Engineers Society, and the Professional 
Engineers Society. He was a member of 
Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

Leonard C. Calder, '26 of Catonsville, 
Maryland passed away recently. 

He was born on April 9, 1902 in South 
Somerset, Mass. and graduated from WPI in 
1926 with a BSEE. For many years he was 
with General Electric Co. At his retirement he 
was manager of engineering and was located 
in Baltimore. He belonged to Alpha Tau 
Omega and Skull. 

Carl H. Nordstrom, '26 of Bedford, 
Massachusetts, retired staff director of 
facilities planning and control at AVCO Corp., 
and a former vice president at RAD 
Associates, passed away in May. 

Born in Worcester on May 2, 1904, he 
graduated from WPI with a degree in general 
science. Later he earned his MA in 
mathematics at Lehigh and taught at Tabor 
Academy, Michigan State, and Dartmouth. In 
1945 he left this country to teach science at 
Biarritz University in France. 

Mr. Nordstrom was chief of the scientific 
research division of the U.S. military 
government in Berlin until 1952, when he 
joined the Air Development Center at Rome, 
N.Y. Later he became associated with AVCO 
at the Wilmington plant. He belonged to 
Theta Chi, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. Also, 
he served as permanent chairman of the 
Massachsuetts Business Task Force for 
School Management, Inc. 

Chester Haitsma, '27 passed away on 
December 7, 1975 in Fairlawn, New Jersey. 
He was 69. 

He was born in Marlboro, Mass. on May 
26, 1906 and received his BSME from WPI in 
1927. For 41 years, prior to his retirement in 
1974, he was a supervising engineer for 
Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in 
Paterson, N.J. Earlier he had been employed 
by Consolidated Edison and R.H. Baker Co. 
of New York, as well as Coppus Engineering 
Co., Worcester. 

Mr. Haitsma had been a member of the 
Executives' and Foremen's Club of Paterson, 

Charles F. Monnier, '27, former executive 
vice president of the Kansas City (Mo.) 
Power & Light Co., died on March 4, 1976 in 
Syracuse, New York. 

Following his graduation as an electrical 
engineer from WPI, he joined Niagara 
Mohawk Power Corp., where he was 
employed until 1956. His last position with 
Mohawk was as operating vice president. In 
1956 he joined Kansas City Power & Light 
Co. as executive vice president. Later he was 
with Commonwealth Associates, San 
Francisco. In 1971 he retired. 

Mr. Monnier was a former president of the 
Saddle and Sirloin Club and director of the 
United Fund and the Greater Kansas City 
Council on Alcoholism. He belonged to 
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Xi, the Engineers 
Club of Kansas City, and the Missouri 
Society of Professional Engineers. He was 
born on March 4, 1906 in Attleboro, Mass. 

WPI Journal I August 1976 I 39 

Joseph F. Emonds, '28, died at his home in 
Manchester, Connecticut on February 8, 1976 
after a long illness. 

He was born on September 16, 1904 in 
Harrington, Conn. In 1928 he received his 
BSCE from WPI. He was employed with the 
New York State Dept. of Public Works, and 
later with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs 
from which he transferred to the U.S. Dept. 
of Commerce and the Bureau of Public 
Roads. He retired in 1967. 

A. Louis P. Jezyk, '29 of Glen Allen, 
Virginia, died on May 6, 1976. 

He was born on Sept. 1, 1906 in Ware, 
Mass. After graduating as an electrical 
engineer from WPI, he joined New England 
Electric System, where he was employed for 
over 40 years. He was a commercial and 
industrial sales representative for 
Massachusetts Electric Co. in Northampton. 
A member of SAE, he also belonged to the 
Illuminating Engineering Society. 

Harold J. Granger, '31 died at his home in 
St. Petersburg, Florida on November 20, 1975 
at the age of 65. 

He was born in Worcester on December 
18, 1909 and graduated with a BSME from 
WPI in 1931. A retired teacher, he had taught 
in Bellingham, Mass., where he later served 
as assistant principal of the high school. For 
many years he was a mathematics teacher in 
the Pinellas County (Fla.) school system. 

His brother, Raymond O. Granger, '35, is 
president and general manager of Granger 
Contracting Co., Inc., which is currently 
renovating Salisbury Labs. 

Herbert A. Stewart, '31, a retired executive 
with R.E. Phelon Co., East Longmeadow 
Mass., died on January 15, 1976 in Oak 
Bluffs (Martha's Vineyard), Massachusetts. 
He was 67. 

A native of Los Angeles, Calif, he received 
his BSME from WPI. After graduating he 
spent 21 years with Savage Arms Corp. 
serving as executive vice president and 
general manager of the Westfield and Utica 
plants. He then became president and chief 
executive officer of High Standard 
Manufacturing Corp., Hamden, Conn. Later 
he managed the Richmond (III.) plant of R.E. 
Phelon Co. and returned to the company's 
East Longmeadow plant where he served as 
vice president until his retirement in 1971. 

Mr. Stewart was chairman of the West 
Tisbury (Mass.) board of assessors, vice 
president of the Chicopee Manufacturers 
Association and trustee of Chicopee Falls 
Savings Bank. 

Theodore A. Babbitt, '32 died on July 6, 

He was born on November 10, 1908 in 
Worcester. After studying at WPI he became 
associated with Highland Engraving Co., 
Worcester and PL. Polk & Co., Publishers, 
Boston, where he served as superintendent. 
He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and 
had been associated with Parker Mfg. Co., 

A. Elmer Pihl, '33 of South Yarmouth, 
Massachusetts passed away on April 5, 1976. 

He was born on March 12, 1911 in 
Springfield, Mass. After receiving his BSEE 
he joined Leland-Gifford Co. in Worcester 
where he worked for over 35 years. He 
became manager of electrical engineering at 
the firm. Later he was associated with 
Packaging Industries, Inc., in Hyannis, Mass. 
He was a registered professional engineer 
and a member of Alpha Tau Omega and the 

Edward R. Begley, '34 died on April 17, 
1976 in Natick, Massachusetts. He was 63. 
He was born in Chicopee Falls, Mass. on 
Jan. 15, 1913. After attending WPI, he 
worked as a methods engineer for 
Westinghouse Corporation's Hyde Park 
office. For the past 25 years he was located 
in Natick. 

C. Merritt Lane, '34 assistant general 
counsel of the Phoenix Insurance Co., West 
Hartford, Connecticut, died on February 6, 

Born in Springfield, Mass. on April 1, 1912, 
he later studied at WPI and graduated from 
the University of Connecticut School of Law. 
In World War II he served as a commander in 
the U.S. Navy. He belonged to Phi Gamma 

Alan J. Byll, '35 of Granada Hills, California, 
died on January 31, 1976. 

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he 
was born on April 11, 1913. He graduated 
with a BSME from WPI and became a 
dynamicist for Fairbanks Morse. He was then 
with Atlas Imperial Diesel Co., Joshua Hendy 
Iron Works, Westinghouse, and Hiller Aircraft 
Corp. He was retired as a senior research and 
development engineer at Lockheed in 
Burbank, Calif. 

Harold S. Burr, '36 of Camillus, New York, 
died on January 6, 1976. He was 61 years 

A Worcester native, he was born on July 
3, 1914. He graduated as a chemist from WPI 
in 1936. After working at Seamless Rubber 
Co., New Haven, Conn., for a year, he 
worked for Sherwin Williams, Inc. of Newark, 
N.J. until 1943. Then he founded and became 
president of Strathmore Products, Inc., 

Mr. Burr belonged to the American 
Chemical Society, the American Horse Show 
Association, the Professional Horsemen's 
Association, and Everson Museum. He was 
past president of the Limestone Creek Hunt 
Club, and a member of the Green Mountain 
Club and Kiwanis. Also, he was a deacon of 
the United Presbyterian Church, a past vice 
president of the Northern New Jersey 
chapter of the Alumni Association, and a 
member of Lambda Chi Alpha. 

Robert O. Alexander, '38 died on February 
8, 1976 in Greenville, Rhode Island. He was 

For the past five years he was a plant 
manager for Union Wadding Co. in 
Pawtucket, R.I. Earlier he had been with 

Kimball Co. in Walpole, Mass.; Elastic 
Threads, Inc., Rumford R.I.; Latex Proc s 
Corp., Manchester, N.H.; Thiokol Cherr a 
Corp., Trenton, N.J. and U.S. Rubber ( ., 

He was born on January 18, 1915 in 
Leominster, Mass. In 1938 he graduatecis 
chemist from WPI. 

Perry F. Grenon, '38 of Natick, 
Massachusetts passed away recently. 

He was born on November 2, 1914 in 
Worcester. A member of the class of 19 
he studied electrical engineering at WPH 
had been employed by Baxter D. Whitn 1 
Son, Winchendon, Mass. and Reece Co . 

J. Adams Holbrook, '38 chief mechans 
engineer in the wiredrawing machinery 
department of Morgan Construction Co. 
Worcester, died on February 6, 1976 at 13 
age of 59. 

A Boston native, he graduated with a 
BSME from WPI. He was an instructor i 
WPI, where he received his master's deci 
and also taught at Worcester Junior Col: 
In 1946 he joined Morgan, becoming chi 
mechanical engineer in 1969. 

Mr. Holbrook, a past president of the 
Worcester chapter of the Appalachian M 
Club, was also on the state Science Fair 
board at MIT. He belonged to the Worce 
Engineering Society, and ASME where h 
was past president of the Worcester seer 
He belonged to the Wire Association, 
Worcester Mechanics Association, Sigm; 
and Lambda Chi Alpha. For nine years hi 
was director of the Worcester County 
Kiwanis Fair. A registered professional 
engineer, he held patents on power 
transmission for helicopter rotors, a 
wiredrawing machine, and an infrared 
micrometer mounting. 

John P. Molony, '39 retired instrument 
ultrasonic engineer for Wyman-Gordon C 
Worcester, died January 23, 1976 in 
Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He was 57. 

He was a native of Millville, Mass. and 
electrical engineer with the eastern divisic 
Wyman-Gordon for 35 years. In 1972 he 
received a fellowship from the American 
Society for Testing Materials. A registerei 
professional engineer, he specialized in 
ultrasonic testing of metals. 

Mr. Molony belonged to the Society fo 
Non-Destructive Testing Materials and th 
American Society for Quality Control. He 
a corporator of Uxbridge Savings Bank, a 
past director of the Central Mass. Police 
Association, and the Massachusetts and 
Worcester County Selectmen's Associatic 
He served as chairman of the Blackstone- 
Millville Regional School Committee and \ 
a former selectman and police chief in 
Millville. He was an accomplished pianist 
a member of the Knights of Columbus. 

Sidney E. Scott, '40 died on October 31, 
1975 in Wareham, Massachusetts. 

A Worcester native, he was born on 
August 13, 1917. An electrical engineer, h 
was associated with Norton Co, Worceste 
Allis Chalmers Mfg. Co., New York City; l 
Southwestern Petroleum Co. where he wi 

40 WPf Journal 

>s. Later he joined beneticiai btanaara 

lsurance Co. as a self-employed 

nee agent. 

was also employed by New Bedford 

i- Edison Light Co., Cranberry Highway 

r, and Trans-American Collections, Inc., 

i he was district manager, and 

olux. He belonged to AIEE, Lambda Chi 

, and was a captain in the Air Force 

j World War II. 

ird H. Stowe, '40 owner of Stowe 
sering Co., died on March 31, 1976 in 
jfield, Massachusetts at the age of 57. 
n in Millbury, Mass., he graduated as a 
ngineer from WPI, and served in the 
during World War II. He was a 
lant in the Civil Engineer Corps with the 
After traveling across the country as a 
ngineer for several highway projects, he 
d his own business in 1956. 
Stowe was a member of the 
;cticut Valley Association of Civil 
sers and Land Surveyors and was a 
r treasurer of the Connecticut Valley 
er of the Alumni Association. 

n J. West, '41 of Bethel Park, 
ylvania died on December 18, 1975. 
was born on January 24, 1918 in 
3ster and received his BSME from WPI 
1. Except for three years in the U.S. 
during World War II, he was employed 
of his life by Bell Telephone, Pittsburgh, 
jring his career with Bell he served as a 
field engineer, plant supervisor, and 
listrative assistant. Later he became a 
■nployed income tax consultant. 

West belonged to the Institute of 
ition Management, the National 
:iation of Real Estate Boards, the 
ts of Columbus, and ASME. He was 

real estate broker in Pennsylvania and 
: president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of 
lumni Association. He was the father of 
i J. West, Jr. of the Class of 1965. 

J. Tyner, '42 a general manager for 
Corning Corp., Alhambra, California, 
tly passed away, 
was born on March 23, 1920 in Fall 

Mass. In 1942 he received his BSCh.E 
WPI and in 1946 he became associated 
Dow Corning as a salesman. Later he 
lamed a regional sales manager, 
iting manager for Aerospace Materials, 
ger of marketing for the overseas 
tions of Dow Corning International Ltd., 
lanager of International Marketing. He 

member of ATO. 

rt J. Scarpa, '43, founder and president 
;stern Massachusetts Contracting 
eers, Inc., passed away on March 21, 
at his home in Lee, Massachusetts. He 
>5 years old. 

was born in Lancaster, Mass., 
lated from WPI with a BSCE, and 
ted MIT and Northeastern. With the 
in World War II, he worked in Alaska 
t the Tennessee Atomic Plant in Oak 
!. In 1955 he founded Western 
achusetts Contracting Engineers, Inc. 
erry he owned Mandalay Resort in Lee. 

James J. Clerkin, Jr., 45, a WPI trustee 
and former executive vice president of 
planning for General Telephone & Electronics 
Corporation, died November 20, 1975 in 
Stamford, Connecticut. He was 52. 

Prior to becoming executive vice president 
at GTE in 1974, Mr. Clerkin had served since 
1964 as executive vice president of the 
telephone operating group, with responsibility 
for the company's domestic and international 
telephone operations. Earlier he had been 
president of GTE International Incorporated, 
having rejoined the GTE organization in that 
position in 1961. 

During his career he had also served as 
executive vice president and a director of 
Comptometer Corporation and held posts 
with Theodore Gary and Company and 
Continental Telephone which subsequently 
merged with General Telephone Corporation. 
A native of New Britain, Conn., he became 
assistant to the president of Automatic 
Electric (now, also with GTE) after graduation 
from Harvard Business School. 

Mr. Clerkin, a member of Phi Kappa Theta 
was a former director of the United States 
Independent Telephone Association, 
GENESCO, Inc., and Allied Products 
Corporation. He was a member of the 
President's Advisory Council at WPI and had 
been secretary-treasurer of the Chicago 
chapter of the Alumni Association. In 1945 he 
graduated as a mechanical engineer from 
WPI. He received the Robert H. Goddard 
Award from the Alumni Association in 1968. 

John P. McCoy, '46 of Doylestown, 
Pennsylvania, passed away on January 4, 

He was born on November 27, 1923 in 
Philadelphia, and later studied at WPI. For 
many years he had been employed by Baker, 
Weeks &■ Harder, and then at Hopper, 
Soliday, Brooke, Sheridan, Inc. in 

Dr. Frederick. W. Grant, '50, associate 
research biochemist at Marcy (N.Y.) 
Psychiatric Center, died on November 9, 1975 
in Clinton, New York. 

He was born on June 26, 1926 in 
Milwaukee, Wis. and graduated from WPI as 
a chemist in 1950, later receiving his PhD 
from Yale. He had been employed by Johns 
Hopkins University, DuPont, and Olin 
Mathieson Chemcial. From 1959 until 1963 he 
was a professor of organic chemistry at 
Hamilton College. Since 1963 he had been 
with the Marcy Psychiatric Center. 

Dr. Grant belonged to Theta Chi, the 
Eastern Psychiatric Research Association, 
Society of Biological Psychiatry, ACS, 
Chemical Society of London, New York 
Academy of Sciences, American Association 
for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, 
and the American Society for Photobiology. 

H. Norris Harris, Jr., '57 died in New 
London, Connecticut on March 9, 1976 after 
a short illness. He was 40. 

Recently he retired after eight years as an 
electrical engineer at the Naval Underwater 
Sound Laboratory in New London. Previously 
he was with Rome (N.Y.) Air Development 

Mr. Harris was born on May 14, 1935 in 
New York City. In 1957 he received his BSEE 
from WPI. He belonged to AIEE, IRE, and the 
National Association of Retired Federal 
Employes. He was a past president of the 
Eastern Connecticut Chapter of the Alumni 

Dr. Richard St. Onge, '63 of South 
Barnstead, New Hampshire, assistant physics 
professor at UNH, died on December 27, 
1975 following an automobile accident. 
He was born on February 15, 1936 in 
Worcester. After receiving his BS in physics 
from WPI in 1963, he entered UNH where he 
earned his master's degree and his doctorate. 
A nuclear physicist, he has a patent pending 
relative to his invention of a position sensitive 
X-ray detector. He was also employed by the 
National Institute of Health in Washington 
where he was working on an instrumental 
detection and cancer device. Dr. St. Onge 
was a veteran of the Marine Corps. 

Walter F. Roach, '64 was killed in an 
automobile accident in Manchester, New 
Hampshire on November 20, 1975. He was 32 
years old. 

A native of Winchester, Mass., he 
graduated from WPI in 1964 as a mechanical 
engineer. For the past 1 1 years he had been 
with Sylvania, Inc. in Manchester. He was a 
member of Theta Chi Fraternity. 

Frederick J. Dunn, '65 SIM died at his 
home in Paxton, Massachusetts on January 
13, 1976. He was 45 years old. 

For the past three years he had been a 
computer consultant at Geo. A. Smith Co. 
Previously he was administrative data 
processing and systems manager at WPI. He 
was a former member of the board of 
directors of the Data Processing Management 
Association, Worcester chapter. 

He graduated from the New England 
School of Accounting and the School of 
Industrial Management at WPI. 

Capt. John G. Zwyner, '65 (U.S.A.F.) of 
Danbury, Connecticut died recently. 

He was born on June 22, 1943 in Danbury 
and graduated with his BSEE from WPI in 
1965. During his career in the Air Force he 
had trained as a weather officer at Penn 
State where he received his BS, and had 
seen duty at Stewart AFB, Newburgh, N.Y.; 
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio; and 
Hankway AFB, Bedford, Mass. 

George A. Desnoyers, '66 died at his home 
in White River Junction, Vermont on 
February 17, 1976. 

He was born on May 21, 1943 in Hanover, 
N.H. He graduated from Bridgton (ME) 
Academy and then studied at WPI. He was a 
member of St. Anthony's Church. 

Exceptional selectivity, with volume 
oi clear reception and wide range of 
operation, has made them an acknowl- 
edged standard oi excellence through- 
out the entire country. 

You will find the fidelity with which 
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an effort to focus more on the 
>cess of education, WPI has 
iblished a new facility, the Center for 
jcational Research and Development 
ERD). Dr. Karen C. Cohen, who has 
n conducting a long-term study of 

effects of the WPI Plan on students, 
is the faculty as an associate pro- 
>or and the Center's director. For- 
rly with the Education Development 
iter, Dr. Cohen also holds a current 
(ointment at M.I.T. 
n many ways, CERD is a direct re- 
: of putting the WPI Plan into effect. 
:ause of the innovations and drastic 
nges engendered by the Plan, faculty 
iVPI have developed a significant 
cern for improving, on a continuing 
is, the teaching and learning process 

he Center has three main areas of 
vity. First is the Laboratory for 
les and Innovations in Education, 
ch provides a forum for discussion 

a channel for experimentation with 
educational process. This is a direct 
growth of a program last year, the 
ching-Learning Workshops, where a 
tinuing group of faculty and stu- 
ts met once a term for day-long 
grams with an outside speaker and 
ussion leader. 

he second area of CERD activity is 
continuation of the NSF-sponsored 
luation of the effects of the Plan. 
s study provides an on-going basis 
comparison and yields much help- 
information to aid policy decisions 
irding future directions for the col- 
he third area the Center works in in- 
'es a significant degree of com- 
lity outreach. CERD conducts re- 
ch and projects for off-campus 
anizations and agencies, bringing its 
Jrtise, the tools and methods of 
cational research and evaluation, to 
numerous problems facing social 

educational organizations today. 

me seiner operates out ot a corner 
of the IQP Center, Washburn 300. It is 
being funded, in part, by money from 
the Ford Foundation's Venture Grant to 

In discussing the Center recently, 
President Hazzard said, "The exciting 
part to me is that this institutionalizes 
our concern for teaching process and 
will, hopefully, extend our present burst 
of educational innovation over the long 

Faculty award nominations 

WPI alumni, students, and faculty are 
invited to nominate faculty members to 
receive the 1976-77 Board of Trustees' 
Award for Outstanding Teaching. This 
award is made annually to a faculty 
member who has done a truly fine job 
as a teacher. Selection is made by a 
committee of students and faculty. You 
are encouraged to submit your nomina- 
tion, together with supporting reasons, 
to Professor Ed Ma at WPI. Deadline 
f or nominations is December 10. 

The arm and hammer saga, 

(Reprinted from the student newspaper, 

It was a year ago that the Washburn 
Shops weathervane disappeared. The 
familiar arm and hammer known to 
every student since the first class entered 
in 1868 no longer swings easily to the 
changing breeze. 

The loss was keenly felt by all, for the 
arm and hammer was a symbol. 
Perhaps taken for granted because it 
had always been there, its loss suddenly 
became a personal tragedy for WPI 
people eveywhere. 

What happened to it? Is it gone 
forever? Will it be replaced? Newspeak 
interviewed President Hazzard on the 
first anniversary of the loss. 
Newspeak: Do you have any idea what 
happened to the weathervane? 
President: From piecing together all the 
evidence at the time, we believe that the 
person responsible climbed through an 
upper floor window in Washburn to the 
roof. Then he swung a rope weighted 
with a flashlight up to the weathervane. 
With the rope thus snagged, he pulled 
until the rod on which the vane turned 
bent downward. The vane then slipped 
off onto the roof. It was then probably 
lowered to the ground and he retraced 
his steps through the building and then 
carried the vane off. 

Newspeak: Do you have any idea who 
was responsible? 

President: No. We believe it was a stu- 
dent. The plastic flashlight found on the 
roof after the theft was marked with the 
name of a student who had graduated 
the year before and was employed far 
from Worcester. He was not a suspect 
but members of his fraternity reported 
that the light had been left behind when 
he graduated. The investigation 
naturally concentrated on those who 
would normally have had access to this 
only piece of evidence. However, all 
leads proved fruitless. 
Newspeak: Why do you think it was 

President: I think it began as a prank, 
an ill-conceived one but still a prank. 
When the thief saw what an uproar his 
act had caused, he must have realized 
that he had a "hot potato" on his 
hands. No one applauded his act. No 
one thought it was funny. There was 
just downright indignation all over 

Newspeak: Could he have taken it for 

President: The arm and hammer was 
too well known to have been sold. There 
was no real value in the material of 
which it was made. Its real value was 

Newspeak: Just what was it made of? 
President: No one is sure. It has been 
on the Washburn Tower longer than 
anyone on campus can remember. We 
assume it was made of hammered cop- 
per, then gilded. It was probably 
regilded in 1938 after the great 
hurricane of that year damaged the 
Washburn Tower. Even though this 
event was relatively recent, no one 
seems to remember who might have 
worked on it then. However, in talking 
with people knowledgeable about cen- 
tury-old weathervanes, we have a good 
idea of its construction. 
Newspeak: Do you have any idea that 
it's still in one piece with a possibility of 
ever being returned? 
President: About two months after the 
theft, we received an anonymous note 
offering to return the arm and hammer 
in exchange for a sum of money. En- 
closed with the note was a color print of 
the weathervane lying in the woods. It 
appeared to be in reasonably good con- 
dition although some dents from the fall 
were evident. Certainly it could be re- 
stored without difficulty. The in- 
structions specified a time and place to 
leave the money. The postmark on the 
letter was imprinted on the afternoon of 
the day we were instructed to leave the 
money, a Friday. The letter was received 
the following Monday, so there was no 
way we could comply. 

WPI Journal I October 1976 I 3 

Newspeak: Would you have paid the 

President: I don't really know. The sum 
requested was far less than the cost of 
replacement. It probably would have 
been the practical thing to do, even 
though it would have been very distaste- 
ful. However, we never had to make 
that decision. 

Newspeak: Why do you think the thief 
waited so long to ask for ransom? 
President: I think he really wanted to 
see it back on the tower again but after 
the furor, he realized that getting it 
back could be dangerous. Therefore he 
tried to make it look like a "kid- 
napping," with ransom the motive. I 
suspect he put a price on the return to 
compensate for the risk involved in re- 
turning it. 

Newspeak: Did the note and the 
photograph yield any clues as to the 

President: Not really. The photograph 
showed the arm and hammer lying in 
woods, apparently in an oak grove 
judging by the leaves in the picture. 
Post Office officials informed us that 
the markings on the envelope indicated 
only that the letter had been mailed 
from one of the surrounding towns but 
cancelled in the main post office in 
Worcester, so there was no way of 
knowing from which town it was 
mailed. The note was hand lettered with 
a felt pen on ordinary paper with 
nothing to give us any clues. The words 
and the lettering suggested that the 
writer was a student who was familiar 
with hand lettering. This seemed to con- 
firm our earlier feeling that the thief 
was a WPI student. 

Newspeak: Since there has been no con- 
tact for the past ten months, has WPI 
made any plans to replace the arm and 

President: Through Old Sturbridge 
Village we obtained the name of a crafts- 
man who could make a replica of it. 
He would have to work from photo- 
graphs. The cost would be approximate- 
ly $1500. About half the expense would 
be for hand carving wooden molds into 
which he'd have to hammer copper 
sheets to form the two halves which 
would later be joined together. The 
replica would no doubt be a fine piece 
of work, but it would never be the same 
as the original. Frankly, WPI just can't 
at lord to use operating funds to replace 
are reluctant to even suggest that 
anyone replace it as a gift to the college, 
since there are so many things far more 

ntly needed to meet our education 
needs. ( lifts which are made to college 
should really be applied to other needs. 

Newspeak: Will Washburn be left 
without a weathervane then? 
President: Temporarily. We still hope 
that the original vane will come back to 
the campus. Once the student respon- 
sible has graduated, we think he'll let us 
know where it can be found. If it 
becomes clear that it's gone forever, 
we'll review the situation and see what 
we do then. 

Newspeak: If you could talk to the per- 
son who took the arm and hammer, 
what would you say? 
President: If I could talk directly with 
this person, I'd say, "whoever you are 
and wherever you are, I urge you to 
let us know where the arm and ham- 
mer weather vane can be found. Be- 
cause we believe it was taken initially 
as a prank, we will not make an effort 
to learn your identity if you respond in 
good faith to this request. Frankly, I 
would prefer never to learn your 
name." I think I would tell him fur- 
ther that while taking the weathervane 
is considered to be an ill conceived 
prank, attempting to extort money for 
its return becomes a premeditated 
felony, perhaps even a federal offense. 
We can overlook the one attempt at 
this since from the timing of the mail- 
ing, we can charitably conclude that 
the thief didn't really expect us to 
comply but rather was trying to let us 
know the weathervane was safe. By re- 
turning the arm and hammer with no 
conditions attached, he'll find his con- 
science to be a more agreeable con- 
stant companion. 

Please feel free to write the Journal to \ 
press your opinions and views on WPI a 
alumni matters. Those letters which are , 
lished may be edited for length or to cor 
trate on a specific topic. The Journal pi 
lishes nearly all letters received. 

Atwater Kent radios 

Editor: I read with interest your Auj 
1976 Journal article "WPI's Forgott 
Millionaire" by John P. Wolkonowi 
and I would like to describe my own 
developing interest in and awareness 
Atwater Kent, beginning in the late 
1920's, when to me the name was nc 
more than a trade name for one of t 
many battery-operated broadcast 
receivers battling for a share of the 
recently created but rapidly expandir 
radio receiver market. 

I was raised in Worcester, and a fi 
of my boyhood friends and I develo] 
an early interest in radio starting in l 
last three years of grade school, first 
constructors of standard broadcast 
receivers, later short wave receivers, 
subsequently some of us obtained 
amateur licenses. 

With the introduction of complete 
ac-operated receivers in the early 193 
battery-operated receivers were being 
rapidly discarded, and many of them 
ended up in the Salvation Army outl 
store located off of Summer Street, i 
the vicinity of the old Worcester Coi 
Jail, and near Lincoln Square. These 
battery sets were the best and chcape 
source of radio parts for our 
construction projects, and in those i 
they normally sold for from 50 cents 
$1.50. Atwater Kent sets were 
considered preferred items, particulai 
the model (or models?) having \ emit, 
dials with silver-white metal escutehe 
plates framing the tuning scale, simil 
to the model 55 depicted in the Jouri 

Probably to the distress of the pre? 
day collectors, we "gutted" these sot 
and utilized as many as necessary o( 
quote the Journal description) "the 
blushed aluminum shielding cans, 

4 WPI Journal 

ched steel cnassis — etc. to Duiid 

jle short wave receivers, usually 

sisting of a regenerative detector, 

audio stage (for headphone 

ption), plug-in coils for the amateur 

ds, and occasionally we summoned 

jgh ambition to add a stage of 

er tuned or untuned radio frequency 

ilification. What our receivers lacked 

erformance was compensated for by 

:osmetic effect of those beautiful 

> and panels, which tended to 

iteract the generally messy 

;arance of the low-budget ham 

ons of the depression-plagued 


rangely, although we were 

■cester natives we were unaware that 

Kent had been a resident of the 

and if we were at all curious 
:erning the origin of the name of his 
pment, we probably assumed that 
firm was a partnership consisting of 
persons named Atwater and Kent. 
:r we learned that it was the name of 
lgle person, mainly due to the 
spaper exposure given to his lavish 
ies, but we still were unaware of his 
cester origins. 

le next situation I encountered that 
e me think of Kent occurred some 
s later during my first half of my 
or year at Tech, when all EE's took 
quired course in electronics. I might 
that at that time, since the 
irtment head and a majority of the 
faculty were power-oriented, 
ronics was the poor stepchild of the 
irtment, even superseded in 
ortance by courses in electrical 
nination. The prevailing philosophy 
led to be that if one were so 
guided as to elect to major in 
ironies; he could have no better 
cground than a thorough grounding 
rinciples of rotating electrical 
hinery and solution of circuits and 
/orks containing steady-state 60 
e currents (60 hertz for the benefit 
tie new engineering generation.), 
rofessor Newell conducted both the 
sroom work and lab sessions almost 
le-handed, and in retrospect I 
iider it amazing how much insight 

the principles of the electronic art 
hat era he could infuse in us simply 
laving us plot the characteristics and 
lict the operating capabilities of the 
201 -A vacuum tube. As I recall, Bill 
isworth and Don Howe were 
luate instructors working on their 
iter's degrees at the time, and they 

were among the faculty minority 

possessed an interest in electronics. 
Alumni Directory still lists them as 
ilty members. 

ine tiectronics Laboratory was very 
primitive by modern standards, however 
some of the better items of lab 
equipment available had metal plates 
affixed to them, reading "Gift of 
Atwater Kent— 1922." This was the first 
time I became aware that Kent had 
attended Tech, and until I read the 
Journal article I assumed that he was in 
the Class of 1922. 

I'm not sure if the practice is still 
continued, but in my time group 
pictures of graduating EE classes were 
displayed in the main corridor of the EE 
building, so out of curiosity I checked 
the 1922 class picture to see what he 
looked like in his student days. 
Naturally he was not included, but I did 
not consider this unusual since I learned 
shortly afterward that he did not 
graduate. Only when I read the Journal 
article did I learn that his short 
association with Tech was terminated 
more than 20 years earlier, so I would 
assume that 1922 was the year that the 
lab equipment was donated. 

In any event, I thoroughly enjoyed 
the Journal article since I have long 
been interested in the man who 
inadvertently furnished me with many 
of the components for my earlier home- 
built receivers, and this interest was 
subsequently enhanced by the knowledge 
that, however briefly on Kent's part, we 
both attended the same school. 

Jim Fernane, '42 

Amateur Radio W3YE 

Washington, D.C. 

Clearing up the Fairbanks fog 
Editor: The article in the August 1976 
issue, .("The Odyssey of Jim Aceto") 
"Part I: 60 Below Zero," was of 
interest because of the two years and 
most of three winters I spent in Alaska, 
but an inadvertent error occurred in the 
Aceto statement about the formation of 
ice fog. The latter besets the city of 
Fairbanks when the temperature falls 
below -30 to -35°F, not above that 
approximate temperature. 

In late November 1950, shortly after 
my arrival in Fairbanks, I walked 
around the city when its temperature 
had initially dropped to -50°F to test my 
winter apparel. (The military issue boots 
at that time also were excellent. The 
upper portion was of felt, naturally 
white in color, and they were issued to 
all local USAF personnel, government 
civilian employees, and the locally based 
Battalion of the 4th Infantry Regiment.) 

While auto exhaust moisture and 
particles are a prime source of the 
nuclei necessary for ice fog formation, 
an equal source is the effluents from 

Ice fog forms in supercooled, 
supersaturated air with minimal 
movement (less than 5 knots of wind 
speed), and requires some form of 
nuclei. Ice fog is composed mainly of 
the needle form of prismatic ice crystals. 
Fairbanks is the ideal spot for such fog 
formation because of its typically calm 
wind conditions, while Nome, which has 
a prevailing wind and shows a much 
lower wind chill factor, shows the 
blowing snow phenomenon but rarely 
has ice fog. The minute particles in 
chimney and auto exhaust, plus the 
associated water vapor, are sufficient to 
"sock in" Fairbanks for days — even 
weeks — at a time. 

While piloting USAF aircraft to the 
north, over the Yukon Valley, then up 
beyond the Brooks Range and over the 
tundra, we could locate herds of caribou 
by the thin layer of ice fog that always 
lay among an animal herd (from 
exhalation moisture). 

While I have overflown Aceto's base 
at Camp Dietrich and the nearby (15 
miles) village of Wiseman, I never had 
occasion to land at their airstrip. 
However, on one trip I took a USC&GS 
survey party by C-47 into the Bettles 
strip, 55 air miles to the southwest. 

As implied by Aceto, Alaska, much 
larger than Texas, is a world of its own. 
The taxis in Fairbanks were operated 24 
hours a day to avoid shutdown and 
startup problems, and in spite of 
increased fuel and oil consumption. 
Those who departed in late summer and 
before the onset of cold weather, with 
or without a return in late spring, were 
labeled Cheechakos by those who stayed 
through the winter, after the small 
native bird that carries out the same 

When you are there, you are on the 
"Inside." Anyplace outside of Alaska's 
boundary is known as "Outside." The 
night we left Fairbanks' Ladd AFB 
(since deactivated) it was -63°F on the 
airfield's ramp and the engines on our 
C-54 transport plane were not shut 
down during cargo and passenger 
loading. It could not be said that we 
were sorry to leave such winter 
conditions, but the scenery, hunting, 
and fishing that remained behind were 
"out of this world." 

P.S. My assignment was dual — carry 
out synoptic and enroute weather 
forecasting from the AWS 
meteorological office on the second 
floor of Ladd's Hanger #1, and "drive" 
USAF aircraft throughout most of 
Alaska and portions of the Yukon 

Robert H. Hodges, '42 

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Salisbury Laboratories 
Renewed and rededicatei 

The mass exodus took place in 
December 1974. Faculty scattere< 
in all directions to temporary 
quarters as Salisbury Laboratory 
perhaps the single most-used 
building on campus, then the hoi 
of five departments, was emptied 
out. After 85 years of service, th< 
building was to be renovated and 
modernized to meet the changed 
needs of a new era and to provid 
new and more appropriate faciliti 
to support the educational proces 
This past summer, just eighteei 
months later, people began to 
trickle back into Salisbury, 
department by department, movii 
around the workmen who were 
finishing up other areas of the 
building. Fully functioning as 
school opened in September, 
Salisbury once more stands at the 
heart of WP1, both geographicall 
and functionally. Where it started 
off in the nineteenth century 
housing engineering departments 
and the physical sciences, its 
occupants today are the life 
sciences and the "people" 
departments: humanities, social 
science and policy studies, and 

At left, the striking new courtyard of Salist 

provides a warm and attractive invitation to 


At right is the brand-new skylight and stairc 

that link the Kinnicutt wing to the rest 

Salisbury, and open up the basement le\ 

the rest of the building. 

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At the top of this page are contrasted the 
new and old entrances to Salisbury. 
Below and at right are the student and cor 
muter lounge areas which are just inside th 
front entrance. 
At top right is the computer terminal room 
open 24 hours a day. 

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ier the goals of the WPI Plan, 
college seeks to educate 
:ntists and engineers who 
e not merely a thorough 
unding in their field but also a 
i understanding of the 
ilications of their technology on 
iety and its needs. Thus the 
sent occupants of Salisbury 
resent a cross-section of the 
demic disciplines which lay the 
ndation for this broader 
lerstanding among WPI 

Salisbury is, in fact, the third 
oldest building at Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute. Only 
Boynton Hall and Washburn 
Shops predate it. The school first 
opened its doors for students in 
1868 with a then-unique concept of 
combining theoretical and practical 
instruction in the education of 
engineers. Soon, however, the 
college was attracting students 
from an expanded geographic area, 
and so the original name, 
Worcester County Free Institute of 

industrial Science, was dropped 
and the present name adopted. But 
success created serious 
overcrowding on campus. By 1887 
it was apparent that a new building 
was needed, and this would 
represent a 50 percent expansion of 
the physical plant for a young 
school with a very modest 

While the trustees deliberated on 
how to meet the urgent need for 
additional laboratory space, the 
problem was solved by a gift of 
$100,000 from trustee Stephen 
Salisbury III as a memorial to his 
father, who had been one of the 
college's original trustees and 
major benefactors. 

Salisbury Laboratories were 
planned by the faculty who would 
occupy the new structure. Professor 
George I. Alden designed the spaces 
for the rapidly growing department 
of mechanical engineering. 
Professor Alonzo Kimball 
determined the needs of the 
department of physics with its new 
program in electrical engineering, 
soon to grow into an academic 
department of its own. Professor 
Leonard P. Kinnicutt chose a 
portion of the first floor for 
chemistry, with laboratories on the 
top floor, "where the wind would 
have a chance to dissipate the 

The noted architect Stephen 
Earle, who had designed Boynton 
Hall twenty years earlier, was asked 
to design Salisbury Laboratories. He 
was charged that it was not to be 
built for looks but as a functional 

The cornerstone was laid in June 
1888, and Salisbury Laboratories 
opened sixteen months later with no 
formal dedication. It housed, on the 
first floor, mechanical engineering, 
the testing laboratory, steam 
engineering laboratory, and the 
electro technical (sic) laboratory. On 
the second floor were the 
mechanical drawing room, 
mechanical museum, Professor 
Alden 's study and recitation rooms, 
electrical laboratory for advanced 
work, two physics rooms, a 
dynamo, and electric storage 
batteries. One floor up, on the 
third, were physics rooms for 
calorimetry, photography, 
photometry, a spectrum room, 
reading room, general laboratory, 

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lecture room, apparatus room, and 
a laboratory for the study of 
elementary electricity. Chemistry 
laboratories and lecture rooms 
occupied the top floor. 

Soon after the building opened, a 
fire of undetermined origin caused 
$1,500 damage, destroying the 
contents of the chemical laboratory 
stock room and causing damage to 
adjacent areas. It seems probable 
that the top floor location enabled 
the wind to dissipate the odors from 
this chemical reaction quite well 
i ndecd . 

Spacious as the new laboratories 
must have seemed to faculty and 
students when Salisbury was 
completed, the college continued to 
L-nm in both si/e and prestige. In 
1X94 the mechanical engineering 
department moved into the new 
Stratton Hall, which was to remain 

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Above, one of the two small lecture halls, 
holding about 100 people. 
At far left is one of the normal classrooms. 
At left and above, views of the new Kinnicutt 
Hall, an outstanding small auditorium seating 
about 200. 

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the ME building until Higgins 
Laboratories was completed in 1942. 
In the summer of 1907 the young 
electrical engineering department 
took over its own new building, 
known today as Atwater Kent 
Laboratories. Then, for nearly half 
a century, physics and chemistry 
shared Salisbury. 

Sixty years after the cornerstone 
was laid, the first addition to 
Salisbury was agreed upon. Briggs 
and Company, architects, and E.J. 
Cross Company, contractors, were 
chosen to build Kinnicutt Hall at a 
cost of $74,000. The addition 
provided a 200-seat lecture hall and 
sorely needed additional office, 
laboratory, and classroom spaces. 

As soon as the Kinnicutt Hall 
addition was dedicated, the trustees 
approved a second addition to 
Salisbury to house the chemical 

Above are parts of the biomedical 
engineering area in Salisbury: a small surgery, 
and a large instrumentation laboratory. 
At right is one of the many life sciences labs 
now housed in the renovated Salisbury. 

engineering departments's unit 
operations laboratory, at a cost of 

With the completion of Olin Hall 
of Physics in 1959, Salisbury Labs 
lost yet another tenant. The last 
original occupant, the department of 
chemical engineering and chemistry, 
moved into Goddard Hall in 1965 
and became two separate academic 

While the ghosts of chemists and 
physicists past lingered on in the 
shadows, Salisbury was by no means 
,i vacant, haunted house. The 

vacated spaces became home to til 
departments of humanities; 
computer science; biomedical 
engineering; life sciences; 
economics, government, and 
business; military science; and 
management engineering. In fact, 
since it was originally built, 
Salisbury has been the home of 
every academic department except 
civil engineering and mathematics, 
Every WPI student since 1889 has 
probably taken at least one cours< : 
in this building. 

When the WPI Plan to Restore| 
the Balance capital fund campaigi 
was formulated in 1971, Salisbury 
Laboratories became one of the 
major objectives. After nearly 
ninety years of hard use, the basic 
structure was still sound but the 
interior spaces were musty 
Victorian, with antiquated facilitici 
and inefficient space arrangement: 
for its present uses. A matter of 
compelling concern was the 
condition of aging utilities service: 
some of them dating back to the 
building's original construction an| 
others added on later. 

After careful deliberation, WPI 
chose to renovate Salisbury rather 
than replace it with a completely 
new building. There were two 
reasons. First, this course offered 
the greatest value for the money. 
Second, it allowed the college to 
preserve an important link to its 
past and its founders. 

As the campaign progressed anc 
funds were secured, firm plans for 
complete renovation were approve 
The architectural firm of 
Anselevicius/Rupe Associates 
accepted the challenging assignmei 
of transforming Salisbury into a 
modern and attractive academic 
center. Granger Contracting 
Company, headed by Raymond 
Granger, '37, transformed the 
architect's designs into reality, 
completing the project ahead of 

The time lag between planning 
and execution took its own toll. T 
originally planned-for cost of $1.1 
million went to over $2 million, bi 
the college has certainly gotten its 
money's worth. The changes have 
encompassed over 50,000 square f< 
of space, twenty-five laboratories, 
four classrooms, three lecture hall; 
four seminar and conference room 
offices for 54 faculty members, an 
student and faculty lounges. 

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Vs you approach the outside of 
Salisbury, it doesn't look 
pecially different. A courtyard 
ound the main entrance (facing 
ashburn) has been "landscaped" 
th red brick into attractive 
nches and planters, and this helps 
ften the stark functionality of the 
iginal structure, bringing Salisbury 
Dre into harmony with its 
ighbors. A new, sheltered 
tranceway guides you into the 

And it's when you walk inside for 
e first time, remembering the fusty 
abness of the old Salisbury Labs, 
at the visual changes really strike 
me. The inside has been opened 

into airy and appealing lounge 
;as for students and faculty, 
tcker space has been provided for 
mmuters, so that Salisbury can be 
:onvenient second home, 
irpeting on the floor helps create a 
irm atmosphere, and keeps noise 
wn too. 

Just behind the lounge areas is a 
il delight for the eye, 
questionably the highlight of the 
w Salisbury. The roof has been 
ipped off the connecting link 
tween the original building and 
nnicutt Hall. In its place is a high 
d sharply angled skylight that 
erlooks a broad, open stairwell 
wn to the lower level. The brick 
11 of the Kinnicutt addition that 
:es this area has been sandblasted 
fresh brightness. 
^\nd everywhere there is color! 
e brick walls have been painted 
ite and yellow, and they are set 
7 with large panels and dividers of 
ght blue and green. Architect 
iselevicius has been rigorously 
thful to the basic structure of the 
ilding, and he has treated the 
lechanicals" — the plumbing, 
'ing, and ductwork — with 
reshing honesty and imagination, 
ose things that can't reasonably 
hidden are instead treated to 
ght, glossy colors, and they end 

forming an attractive 
jnterpoint to the solid and 
adorned walls. 
<innicutt Hall, one of the 
lege's two main lecture halls, is a 
il showpiece with its blue 
holstered seating, indirect 
hting, and kelly green side walls. 
I also more functional than it has 
:n in years. Full audio-visual 
'port facilities are incorporated, 

Here are some of the departmental office 
areas in the renovated Salisbury. At top i 
the life sciences office, which overlooks t> 
building's central stairway (middle) down 
the humanities department (below). This e 
of the stairway and skylight has made the 
basement area an integral part of the 
building's visible space. 

including a projection and camera 
booth at the rear and suspended 
television monitors for the benefit 
of the audience in the rear of the 

Two smaller lecture halls, each 
holding about 100 students, finally 
give adequate space for lectures as 
well as various types of meetings, 
presentations, and evening events. 

Above the first floor, most of the 
open spaces vanish in favor of 
smaller offices, classrooms, and 
laboratories. It is, in one student's 
words, "like a rabbit warren, cut up 
into so many little spaces. It's a 
little hard to find your way around 
at first, but the space is so 
incredibly efficient and well 

But for all the astonishing 
changes apparent to the eye, there 
are equally important changes that 

one simply does not notice — the 
completely new electrical system, 
new heating and plumbing, and 
changes which allow ready access 
Salisbury's academic spaces by th«j 
handicapped. In fact, over one-th? 
of the cost of the renovation was 
involved with these unseen factors. 

It was one busy weekend as 
Salisbury Laboratories was 
rededicated on September 18. Frid 
evening, WPI hosted a reception 
and guided tours of the building ft 
the major donors who made the 
renovation possible. All weekend 
long, beginning Friday night, the 
Alumni Association Council held i 
annual meeting (with time off for 
the other activities). 

But to formally mark the signifi 
cance of the occasion, President 

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azzard convened on Saturday a 
'mposium on the subject, "People 
id Technology: A Humane Bai- 
lee," with three nationally known 
)eakers. They were Fletcher 
yrom, chairman of the board of 
oppers Company; Hazel Hen- 
jrson, co-director of the Princeton 
enter for Alternative Futures; and 
erman Kahn, founder and director 
f the Hudson Institute, and author 
f the recent best-seller, The Next 
10 Years: A Scenario for America 
id the World. The symposium had 
;en planned for the courtyard out- 
de Salisbury, but heavy rains 
oring the preceding week forced 
e proceedings indoors to Kinnicutt 
all. The three symposium partici- 
mts spoke to an overflow audience 
he overflow watching in nearby 
ioms via closed-circuit TV). While 
ey all seemed pretty much agreed 
at the future of our world was op- 
nistic and hopeful, they disagreed 
ihemently about what should be 
)ne to get there. The comments of 
e three will be published in the 
ecember issue of the Journal. 
But the tone of the weekend was, 
ir many, pretty well summed up by 
yrom: "The rededication of 
ilisbury Laboratories focuses re- 
:wed attention upon the need to 
omote interfaces between science 
id the humanities if their various 
sciplines are to serve society. I was 
r from the campus, in time and 
stance, when I discovered how 
uch I could learn from the 
lilosophers, the anthropologists, 
e social scientists, the classic 
onomists. I am still working hard 
catch up. Your graduates — those 
^chnological humanists' described 
a recent issue of American Edu- 
tion — leave here with a running 

top, the plaque installed on the front face 
the Kinnicutt wing. 
ddle, a view of the symposium that 
jhlighted the building's rededication. 

right, speakers at the rededication were 
om left) Paul S. Morgan (WPI trustee and 
airman of the WPI Plan to Restore the 
ilance), the Rev. Winthrop Hall, '02, who 
oke the invocation and benediction, Robert 

Hess, a trustee of the George I. Alden 
ust, and President George Hazzard. 


Named in honor of 


a founder of the Institute and first chairman 

of its Board of Trustees, this building 
is the gift of his son, Stephen Salisbury III. 

From 1865 to 1905, the Salisbury family provided 
WPI with exemplary leadership. Their generosity 
included a gift of the land for the campus- 
Extensive interior renovations were made 
possible by the generous support of alumni 
and friends and a major grant from the 
George I. Alden Trust. 

Professor Alden, a member of the original 

faculty, was a colleague of Stephen Salisbury II. 

"heir dedicated and untiring efforts to advance 

the growth and development of the Institute 

are gratefully and permanently acknowledged. 

Cornerstone Laid-1888 Rededicated-1976 

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CLASS OF 1926, 50th REUNION 

Commencing in 1971, the committee 
chosen to prepare the 50th went to 
work with preliminary plans which 
culminated in a most successful 
weekend from Thursday the 3rd 
through Saturday the 5th of June. 
This committee was composed of 
Lawrence S. Peterson, Chairman, 
Emerson A. Wiggin, Archie J. 
Home, and Charles B. Hardy. The 
class headquarters were at the 
Sheraton-Lincoln Inn where the 
Friday night banquet was well 
attended with lots of chatter getting 
reacquainted. Phil Delphos showed 
slides of past reunions which 
brought back a flood of happy 
memories to the class which 
furnished dialogue and sound 

Our own bus furnished transport 
from the Inn to events on the Hill, 
the first of which was a delightful 
reception on Thursday hosted by 
President and Mrs. George W. 
Hazzard at 1 Drury Lane. This was 

a fine mixer and provided the 
springboard for the events which 
followed. Our host and hostess 
made the party a spectacular 

Later Thursday evening we were 
guests at a very special dinner at the 
Higgins House as a Welcome Home, 
which it most certainly was. Our 50- 
year diplomas were presented 
following dinner and brought back 
memories of that grand day 50 years 

On Friday, the 4th, many of the 
class attended the special 1926 
buffet luncheon at Morgan Hall. 
Tours of the campus and the nearby 
Worcester Art Museum were offered 
and well patronized. The dinner on 
Friday evening at the Sheraton- 
Lincoln was well organized and a 
memorable event. Letters and best 
wishes were read from several who 
could not attend. A moment of 
silent prayer was offered for those 
classmates who had passed away. 

A very special welcome was given 
to Mrs. C. Sture Carlson and Mrs. 
Clyde W. Hubbard who attended 
most of the events. 

Officers for the next five years 
were elected as follows: 

President, Harold A. Baines 

Vice Pres., James A. Robertson 

Sec/Treas., Arthur C. Parsons 
Claims of a "railroad" election 
were ignored. 

On Saturday, 1926 became 
freshmen again in the 50- Year 
Associates where we heard Bill 
Johnson, 1976 class president, 
describe undergraduate activities and 
President Hazzard related stories of 

the management of the 2,000 
student college and its future in a 
competitive field. 

The picnic on the lawn at the 
Higgins House was the big event < 
Reunion Day with excellent weath 1 
and happy noisy alumni from all 
classes. It was at this luncheon th; 
our gift chairman, Milt Berglund, 1 
presented the results of his 
committee's hard work over the p| 
three years. It was a check for 
$180,000 to the college and includl 
a bequest of $125,000 from the 
estate of Wallace H. Tucker who 
passed away recently. The gift will 
be used to fund the student loungn 
area in the remodeled Salisbury 
Hall. Awards were presented with 
fitting ceremonies and 1926 was 
awarded the attendance cup for th| 
second time, a unique 

Finally, the reunion broke up w: 
farewell greetings all around and 
promises to return in 1981 for our 1 

Archibald, Kenneth R.(Mr. and M 
Baines, Harold A. (Mr. and Mrs.) 
Bennet, Walter R. (Mr. and Mrs.) 
Berglund, Milton E. (Mr. and Mrs 
Bjork, Raymond H. (Mr. and Mrs 
Borrner, Carl O. (Mr. and Mrs.) 
Brewster, Oliver H. (Mr. and Mrs. 
Burns, Douglas S. (Mr.) 
Chinnock, Ormond J. (Mr. and Mr: 
Connolly, Raymond C. (Mr. and M 

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elphos, Phillip R. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

elder, Frederick D. (Mr. and 


ager, Donald L. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

ardy, Charles B. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

ealey, Charles M. Jr. (Mr.) 

edin, Fred H. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

orne, Archie J. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

)hnson, Stanley F. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

mes, Chandler W. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

allander, O. Harold (Mr. and 


urkjian, Vahan B. (Mr.) 

arston, Winthrop S. (Mr. and 


aylott, Carleton F. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

ildrum, Henry G. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

iller, John S. (Mr.) 

oran, Charles M. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

orse, John A. (Mr.) 

ige, Linwood E. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

iquette, Armand L. (Mr. and 


irsons, Arthur C. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

terson, Lawrence S. (Mr. and 


)bertson, James A. (Mr. and 


issell, William A. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

xton, Randall P. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

hoonmaker, Theodore D. (Mr.) 

ars, Donald F. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

ow, Francis R. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

:ele, Mabbott B. (Mr.) 

atton, Harry E. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

omson, Howard B. (Mr. and 


ompson, Charles J. (Mr. and 


ide, Llewellin W. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

;bster, Irvin S. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

mtworth, Warren T. (Mr.) 

ggin, Emerson A. (Mr. and Mrs.) 

CLASS OF 1936, 40th REUNION 

The fortieth reunion of the Class of 
1936 was ideal in many ways. The 
weather was the best that New 
England offers, and the fourth and 
fifth of June were perfect. 

The headquarters for the class 
was at the Fuller Residence on 
Institute Road right across from the 
dormitories. This was a very central 
location, very comfortable, and we 
were able to have a hospitality suite 
at the residence. The hospitality 
suite served as a focal point for the 
beginning and ending of each of the 
activities of the weekend. 

About 30% of the living 
members of the class and their wives 
(where applicable) attended a 
reception given by President 
Hazzard and his wife at their home 
on Drury Lane. From there we went 
to a fine dinner at the Higgins 
House, which is now part of the 
campus. After the dinner and a few 
short speeches, we adjourned either 
to the hospitality room or to an 
"Old Timers" party in the 

The weather for Saturday's picnic 
on the lawn of the Higgins House 
was perfect. During the ceremonies 
following the picnic, George 
Rocheford presented a check for 
nearly $30,000 from our class. 

After the picnic it was either a 
campus tour or a gathering in the 
hospitality room. Then, in the 
evening, there was a dinner at the 

By this time everyone knew each 
other well, and the singing and the 
conversation was loud and clear. 

The following members of the 
Class of 1936 took part in activities 
of the weekend: 

Edward W. Armstrong 
Leo T. Benoit 
Carl F. Benson 
Walter F. Beth 
Jack R. Brand 
Roger W. Bruce 
Allen C. Chase 
George L. Chase 
Earl M. Curtis 
Walter G. Dahlstrom 
Alfred C. Ekberg 
George B. Estes 
Robert Fowler, Jr. 
Scott K. Goodwin 
Alexander L. Gordon 
Martin C. Gowdey 
A. Hamilton Gurnham 
Joseph R. Hastings Jr. 
Harold F. Henrickson 
L. Brewster Howard 
Leonard W. Johnson 
William J. Kosciak 
N. Robert Levine 
William C. Maine 
Foster McRell 
John A. Porter 
George E. Rocheford 
Jacob A. Sacks 
George A. Sherwin 
Joseph A. Stead 
J. Headen Thompson 
Abbott D. Wilcox 
George P. Wood 

We look forward with eagerness 
to our next reunion and feel sure it 
will be as good as our fortieth. 


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CLASS OF 1951, 25th REUNION 

Congratulations to all who 
participated in one way or another 
in our 25th Reunion festivities. It 
was a huge success, and, as in all 
things in life, it was the people who 
made it what it was for each of us. 
We had a strong turnout for all 
activities, despite the rather low 
count of intentions and reservations 
made right up to Friday night. 

The favorite activity was to watch 
the expressions of faint recognition 
-inquisitiveness -doubt -painful 
recollection retrieval-and final 
expressions of "Oh my god" 
recognition on many a face which, 
in itself, had changed slightly over 
the years . . . except for Herbie 

We started the weekend Friday 
night at the Morgan Hall "wedge" 
on campus with a good turnout of 
approximately 60 members and 
wives. Between the Ragtime 
Rowdies band and the Celtics 
playoff game, many a yarn of the 
old days was spun. Adjourning to 
our own private club area in the 
lounge of Stoddard dorm, a 
continuation of getting reacquainted 
and a catchup of family news and 
25 years of activities weni on (ill the 
wee hours of the morning. 

Saturday came tOO last lor most 
ot us. Almiii ;i good lurnoul showed 

up for the noon Reunion picnic on 
the beautiful grounds of the Higgins 
House on a beautiful sunny day 
which made for a most enjoyable 
event. Ra Ra Wolff made our class 
gift presentation of $38,000. 
Congratulations to all who made it 
possible. Louis DelSignore and 
family came down from New 
Hampshire to be with us, and our 
numbers began to swell. Enthusiasm 
ran high. 

Later we retired to our Stoddard 
lounge area or toured the campus, 
and at 5:00 p.m. descended on the 
gracious household of President 
Hazzard, where we were cordially 
greeted by him and his wife and 
were royally treated to a fantastic 
happy hour. Again our numbers 
were swelled by new arrivals, and 
Bob and Jean Pritchard joined us, 

Marching as an army we left 
President Hazzard's house, walked 
across Park Avenue, and through 
the athletic field to the Higgins 
mansion and its palatial grounds 
where our picture was taken. Our 
reunion banquet was held there, 
too — a most elegant atmosphere. 

Our fearless leader, Rich Ferrari, 
who had made a long drive with a 
bad back to be with us and help 
make the reunion the success it was, 
led us in a fun kind of business 
meeting where all former officers 

were again railroaded into 
continuing their status. A new offic 
was created by Rich, and the class ; 
of '51 now has an illustrious PR 
man in the name of Walt Dennen. j 
Walt provided everyone, on very 
short notice, with some humorous j 
plaudits to various members of the 
class on their apparent 
accomplishments over the past 25 
years, and most especially for their 
reunion contributions. Charlie 
McNulty, Joe Gale, and their wives 
joined us for these activities. 

Again we retired to our Stoddard 
lounge area and until the wee hours 
of Sunday morning had a great time 
reuniting lasting friendships and 
bidding each other goodbye. We 
had many who had come a long 
way: Henry Taylor flying his own 
plane from Michigan, Ev Johnson 
from Florida, and Jack Dillon from 
California led the parade. Notes 
from Lee Bassett and Roy Olson, 
among others, showed that they 
were thinking of us. Missing from 
the ranks we expect to see at the 
next reunion were the Kolodnes, 
Baldwins, Gabarros, Kesslers, 
Hansens, Lovells, Lunds, Wyes, etc. 
Make your plans now for the 30th! 

Many thanks to the 
administration and all who made 
possible a most enjoyable reunion 

18 WPt Journal 


data on which these class notes are 
?d had all been received by the Alumni 
ociation before September 15, when it 

compiled for publication. Information re- 
ed after that date will be used in suc- 
iing issues of the WPI Journal. 


brose Kennedy retired in February 
wing 41 years of service at IBM. 


Campbell is editor of the newsletter 
does computer documentation in the 
outer department at Temple University, 

] 35 

am R. Steur, who received an honorary 
;e from WPI last spring, has retired as a 
ler and general manager of Sargent & 
ly, Chicago. He joined the firm in 1936. 
our years he was with Peter F. Loftus, 

Pittsburgh, returning to the Sargent & 
ly mechanical engineering staff in 1945. 
/as named an associate of the firm in 

and a partner in 1962. Then he became 
ager of the mechanical department and 
tor of engineering. In 1973 he was 
ioted to general manager. A 
tered professional engineer in 12 states, 

a member of ASME, the Western 
ety of Engineers, and the National 
ety of Professional Engineers. 


eith Mclntyre has retired from A.T.&T. 
sntly he runs his own TV and hi fi 
less at his home in White Plains, N.Y. 


iur Grazulis, a professional engineer in 
•tate of Ohio, is presently a senior 
jment engineer at Diamond Shamrock in 

Leslie Davis holds the post of regional 
manager of mining chemicals at Cyanamid in 
Tucson, Arizona. . . . Robert Maass is a 
project director at Exxon Research & 
Engineering Co. in Florham Park, N.J. 


At the 44th annual meeting of the 
Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers 
Association in June, Wilbur Hammond was 
appointed representative to the American 
Lumber Standards Committee and director of 
the National Forest Products Association, 
Washington, D.C. Hammond is the owner of 
Thomas Hammond & Son, East Hiram, Me. 


Walter Hatch holds the post of senior 
engineering associate at Exxon Research & 
Engineering in Florham Park, N.J. . . . Allan 
Johnson was recently elected a vice 
president and director of American Protection 
Insurance Company, a Kemper Corporation 
subsidiary. He manages Kemper's Highly 
Protected (HPR) Department and is an.HPR 
officer. He is also a senior vice president of 
another corporation subsidiary, the Kemper 
International Insurance Company. Earlier he 
had been with Factory Insurance Association 
in Hartford. 

Richard Anschutz has been appointed 
vice president of advanced systems and 
programs in the government products 
division of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group, a 
subsidiary of United Technologies in West 
Palm Beach, Fla. The company is the world's 
principal manufacturer of aircraft engines. 
Anschutz joined Pratt & Whitney 29 years 
ago as a test engineer. Prior to his most 
recent promotion, he headed the 
management systems department. He 
directed the engine program for the F-16 
fighter and was program manager for the 
RL10, the world's first hydrogen-fueled rocket 

Charles Mitchell, general partner of 
Mitchell, Hoilman & Associates in Boston, 
has been selected for membership in the 
Golden Scale Council. The council 
"recognizes, encourages, and supports high 
professional standards of service within the 
securities industry." Previously, Mitchell, who 
helped found Mitchell, Hoilman in 1975, has 
served as regional manager of Westamerica 
Financial Corporation and as securities and 
investment instructor for the Massachusetts 
Department of Education. He was also 
associated with Geophysics Corporation, 
Dictograph Products, Dempsey Tegler Co., 
and Hayden-Stone. 


Clark Poland was recently promoted to vice 
president and general manager of consumer 
towel and tissue products at American Can 
Co. He became associated with the company 
in 1971 as vice president of operations 
development. Formerly he was with Howard 
Johnson and General Foods. 


Still with Texaco, Halsey Griswold is now 
world-wide crude oil coordinator for the firm 
in New York City. 


The Rev. Richard H. Englund now serves at 
Trinity Lutheran Church in Chambersburg, 


Philip Charron has been named the new 
general manager of Wing Archery in 
Jacksonville, Texas. Wing, now under the 
Head division of AMF, will manufacture a 
new type of wood composite tennis racket 
at the Jacksonville plant. It will also continue 
the production of bows and arrows for an 
international market. Earlier Charron had been 
plant manager for the Rochester Button Co. 
of Wellsville, N.Y. . . . Richard Davis, 
president of the Thermos Division at King- 
Seeley Thermos Company, Norwich, Conn., 
was recently elected a director of the Chelsea 
Savings Bank. He is a United Way of Eastern 
Connecticut director and is associated with 
the Explorer program of the Boy Scouts. 


Bruce Sealy has left Control Data after 
fifteen years to become a marketing 
representative for COMTEN in St. Louis, Mo. 
He is setting up a new sales office in 
St. Louis. 


Robert Delahunt is now a vice president at 


Allyn Hemenway, Jr. serves as an 
environmental scientist for the Energy 
Research & Development Administration in 
Washington, D.C. 


Edward Fraser holds the post of manager of 
navigation systems at Develco, Inc. in 
Sunnyvale, Calif. 

WPI Journal I October 1976 I 19 

Big Top! 

Charles H. Amidon, '39 has a favorite 
memory. The time is the late 1930's and 
the place is Clinton, Massachusetts. His 
grandfather and he are watching a 
spine-tingling acrobatic act during a 
performance of the Kay Brothers 

"One of the acrobats was Burt 
Lancaster," says Amidon. "Long 
before he became a big name in the 

Amidon, who has been a circus buff 
for about as long as he can remember, 
still goes to several circuses a year, and 
although he hasn't spotted any budding 
Burt Lancasters of late, continues to 
find the big top fascinating. 

"The acrobatics and horse acts are 
the best," he confides. His wife, Eva, 
enthusiastically agrees. 

Amidon, it turns out, is 
considerably more than a circus 
spectator. He gets totally involved. 
Recently, while doing research on 
America's first circus (circa 1793), he 
decided to build a complete scale model, 
all the way from the performers and 
animals down to the fruit and cookies 
sold by the strolling vendors. The model 
was on display in the Worcester Public 
Library in July. 

As far as he knows, his is the only 
scale model of the first American circus. 
He is one of about 500 members of the 
National Organization of Circus 
Modelers, and so far no one other than 
he has claimed to have modeled that 
first circus. 

"It wasn't easy deciding what to put 
in the model," Amidon admits. "There 
are virtually no circus drawings from 
that period. I had to depend almost 
entirely on written descriptions, the best 
of which remained unpublished for 160 

Amidon ultimately had to depend on 
his own ingenuity. He wrote a research 
article on the Ricketts Circus, reportedly 
the lirst American circus, once attended 
by George Washington in Philadelphia. 

"It was pretty much a one-man 
show," he reports. "Bill Ricketts, a 
young Scotsman did trick riding, while a 
couple of other performers did tumbling 
and comedy acts." 

Amidon's research articles on the 
Ricketts (ircus appeared in Bandwagon, 
the magazine <>l the national (ircus 

Historical Society. He not only wrote 
the article, he also illustrated it, putting 
'■ orcesicr Art Museum background 

into play. (He took drawing there, part 
time, for eight years.) 

While a student at WPI, he made a 
model of a contemporary truck circus 
which became well known in the 
Worcester area. "Back then railroad- 
type circuses were the most colorful, 
particularly those which carried a street 
parade," he says. 

At the moment, Amidon's main 
interest lies in the hoopla of the early 
days. His latest project is to follow the 
route of an 1841 wagon circus through 
New England, up to New Brunswick, 
and down through New York state. 
With an old circus performer's diary in 
hand, plus old copies of local 
newspapers en route, he plans to write a 
Story about the trip. 

"It was the great expense of moving 
heavy equipment and the constant 
putting up and taking down of the tents 

which caused the demise of the railroad 
circus," Amidon says. "Do you know 
that in 1956, the last year Ringling 
traveled by train, that the daily expense 
exceeded $20,000!" 

Charles Amidon knows about the 
problems of moving heavy equipment 
from his own professional experience. / 
mechanical engineer, he helps companie 
rearrange machinery for more efficient 

"My work is akin to that of the 
circus people who put their tents up anc 
take them down," he explains. "Of 
course they don't do that so much any 
more. Most of the big circuses are now 
being held in indoor arenas." He looks 
thoughtful. "Today's circuses arc still 
good," he says. "But without the big 
top, some of that old-time flavor is 

20 WPI Journal 

#%t uu rone, 

s a Mechanical Engineer, you 
an look forward to all the 
pportunities you can handle! 

-Al Dobbins 

Al Dobbins is a BSME from Michigan. Four years ago 
ined Du Pont's Textile Fibers Department. A year later 
came a First Line Supervisor in our Kevlar® Aramid 
s operation, and now he's a Process Engineer 
ing on engineering development problems 
ected with Teflon® fluorocarbon fiber. 

Al's story is typical of Mechanical, Chemical, 
rical, and Civil Engineers who choose careers 
i Pont. We place no limits on the progress 
leers can make, regardless of their specific 
ees. And, we place no limits on the contribu- 
they can make— to themselves, to the 
pany, and to the society in which we all live. 

So, if it's advancement opportunities you're 
and if you'd like to work for a company that 
t place limits on your progress, do what Al 
)ins did. Talk with the Du Pont Personnel 
ssentative who visits your campus. Or, write direct to 
ont Company, Room 24798, Wilmington, DE 19898 

j Pont. . .there's a world of things 
:an do something about. 

«G USPAraTM off 

Opportunity Employer. M/ F 

lournal I October 1976 21 


Roger Kuenzel is the vice president of 
Callahan Engineer Associates in Wilkes-Barre, 
Pa. The firm is presently concerned with 
street and sewer restoration following the 
1972 flood damage caused by Hurricane 
Agnes. Reportedly, three billion dollars worth 
of damage was sustained in the area. . . . 
Roger Miller, who was ordained a deacon in 
the Episcopal Church last June, is currently 
an assistant at Trinity Episcopal Church in 
Vero Beach, Fla. . . . Michael Saunders has 
joined Harza Engineering Co. in Chicago. 


Continuing with Polaroid, William Aitken 
now holds the position of quality control 
manager. ... Dr. Robert Bearse serves as a 
professor and associate dean at the 
University of Kansas in Lawrence. . . . James 
Buchanan is presently a senior staff 
economic specialist at Shell Oil Company in 
Houston, Texas. . . . John O'Connell works 
as a project manager at H.K. Ferguson Co. in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. Robert A. Condrate, and Mrs. 
Condrate have been named associates in a 
program sponsored by the Danforth 
Foundation designed to encourage the 
"humanizing of the learning experience at 
colleges and universities." Dr. Condrate is 
associate professor of spectroscopy at the 
New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred 
(N.Y.) University. He is a member of the 
Basic Science Division of the American 
Ceramic Society and the Ceramic Education 
Council. During the six-year term, the 
Condrates will work toward improving 
student-faculty relations and the teaching- 
learning process. 


Married: Yesugey Oktay and Miss Shirley 
McMahon on July 4, 1976 in Duxbury, 
Massachusetts. Mrs. Oktay graduated from 
Middlebury College and Boston University 
School of Medicine. She teaches pediatrics at 
Harvard University and Beth Israel Hospital, 
Boston. Her husband graduated from Robert 
College, Istanbul, later receiving his master's 
degree from WPI. He is associated with 
Badger-American, Inc. and also teaches 
structural engineering at Northeastern 

Richard Andrews works as program 
manager for Environmental Research & 
Technology, Inc. in Concord, Mass. . . . 
Kenneth Blanchard is a senior construction 
engineer at Fluor Engineers & Constructors in 
Los Angeles. Currently he is on assignment in 
the Orient Stephen Brody is a 

manufacturing engineer at Torin Corp. in 
Torrington, Conn. . . . George Durnin, SIM, 
has been appointed personnel manager of 

..n Hospital in Worcester. He was one 
of the first personnel managers in New 
England to receive accreditation in executive 
and personnel management and is the 
hospital's first full time director of personnel 

and employe relations. Also, he has been an 
instructor in personnel management at 
Worcester Junior College and Anna Maria 
College. For 18 years he was personnel 
manager at Rexnord, Inc. and for ten years 
he was director of personnel at Riley Stoker. 

Dr. Jay Fox has been nominated for the 
Army Research and Development Award by 
the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research 
and Development Command at Ft. Belvoir, 
Va. Twice previously he was nominated for 
the Commander's Award for Scientific 
Achievement. . . . James Kachadorian has 
started his own business, Green Mountain 
Homes, Inc., in Royalton, Vt. His panelized 
homes will be marketed throughout the 
eastern U.S. and feature a unique solar 
design which utilizes the entire home as a 
solar unit that both collects solar heat and 
stores it for chilly days. The system is also 
reversible, allowing the house to cool itself in 
summer. . . . David Lawrence is an 
investment officer at Bay Bank Merchants, in 
New Bedford, Mass. 

William Montgomery is the president of 
a new company, American Engineering & 
Testing, Inc., which recently opened in South 
Hingham, Mass. The company tests concrete, 
masonry products, soils, and other 
construction materials and offers consulting 
engineering services to the industry for 
quality control and inspection of construction 
procedures. Montgomery was formerly vice 
president of Briggs Engineering & Testing 
Co., Inc. An active member in the 
Massachusetts Construction Industry Board, 
he also belongs to the American Concrete 
Institute, the Massachusetts Society of 
Professional Engineers, and the National 
Society of Professional Engineers. 


John Tufano is division manager at PECO 
Enterprises, Inc., in East Moline, Illinois. 



After eight years with New York Telephone, 
James Daily has left to take a position with 
American Bell International, Inc. Currently he 
is a consultant to the Telecommunications 
Co. of Iran, a government owned and 
operated enterprise. He, his wife, Jean, son 
James, 10, and daughter Janet, 8, reside in 
Tehran and find "this part of the world 
fascinating." . . . Richard Garvais has joined 
Wilson Sporting Goods in Cortland, N.Y., 
where he is manager of technical services. 
. . . James Kelly, Jr. now works as a sales 
engineer for Processing Equipment Co. in 
Orchard Park, N.Y. . . . Marvin Woodilla has 
been making wooden fifes for the 

J. Michael Anderson holds the post of 
manager of promotional programs at 
Continental Can in New York City. . . . Stil, 
with Boeing Aerospace Co., Robert 
Bridgman now serves as a senior enginee 
Seattle, Washington. . . . Edward Brabaz 
works as a senior power engineer at Stone 
Webster in Boston. . . . Currently Robert 
Drean is general manager at Once Upon a 
Stage in Orlando, Fla. . . . Clark Gesswei 
a telecommunications officer, is presently i 
Monrovia, Liberia with the Diplomatic 
Telecommunications Service of the U.S. 
Dept. of State. He is involved in providing 
telecommunications support to U.S. 
diplomatic missions in Africa. . . . Alfred 
Hemingway is now with Bryan & Bollo in 
Stamford, Conn. . . . William Ingalls work 
as planning supervisor at New England 
Telephone in Boston, Mass. . . . George 
Whiteside holds the position of principal 
engineer at Polaroid Corp. in Cambridge, 
Mass. He designed the shutter of the new 
Pronto camera. 


Walter Chang has been appointed by the 
mayor of Fall River, Mass. as a new memb 
of the Industrial Commission. Chang is 
president of Chang & Chang, Inc. of Bosto 
an exporter of manufacturing equipment. I- 
is also associated with the China Royal 
Restaurant and serves as an advance jet 
engine system engineer for General Electric 
. . . Currently Jordan Dern is employed as 
project specialist in planning at Koppers Cc 
Inc. in Pittsburgh. . . . Francis Pinhack ho 
the post of safety chief with the Air Force 
Reserve at Pittsburgh (Pa.) Airport. ... Dr. 
David Sawicki has been appointed reviev 
editor of the Journal of the American 
Institute of Planners at the University of 
Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Earlier he had 
served as assistant dean of the School of 
Architecture and Urban Planning at the 
university, and then as chairman of the 
Department of Urban Planning. . . The 
Small Business Institute recently gave Rog 
Williams a national honorable mention 
award for a study he participated in on 
AuriNil Industries in Fitchburg, Mass. in 19" 
while doing graduate work at WPI. He is nc 
with G.E.'s mechanical drive turbine 
department in Fitchburg. . . . Ronald Woo 
has received his MBA from the University c 
South Alabama. He is a project engineer at 
Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, 


Raymond D'Ambra is chairman of the 
science department for the Johnston, (R.I.) 
school department. . . . Steve Erhard work 
for GTE Laboratories in Waltham, Mass. . . 
John Gilbert has received his doctor of 
jurisprudence cum laude from Western Nev 
England College, Springfield, Mass. . . . AlsJ 
earning graduate degrees are Anson Mora 
who received his master's from Occidental 
College, Los Angeles, and Joseph Pastic, 

22 WPI Journal 

i earned his MBA from the University of 
m. . . . Donald Petersen, Jr. is a 
keting support representative for IBM in 
hersburg, Md. . . . Robert Trefry works 
cost engineer at Brown & Root in 
iston, Texas. 


r. to William E. Tanzer, '67 and Judith 
son Tanzer a daughter, Amy, on July 8, 
3. Bill is employed at Eastman Gelatine 
p., Peabody, Mass. (Judy was formerly 
>loyed in public relations at WPI.) 
oseph Janikas has been appointed 
iway superintendent in Turners Falls, 
is. Previously he had been with the 
artment of public works in Greenfield. . . 
in Kuenzler, a senior application sales 
ineer with the Foxboro (Mass.) 
npany's Metals Industry Division, was 
-lor of "Combustion Control Techniques 
Efficient Fuel Usage" which appeared in 
May issue of The Glass Industry. . . . 
jrles Proctor owns and operates the 
iba Shoppe, Inc. in Stratford, Conn. 


ried: William J. Giokas and Miss 
jinia M. Case in Chicopee, Massachusetts 
June 26, 1976. The bride graduated from 
stfield State College and is an art teacher 
ne Chicopee school system. The groom, a 
Juate of Western New England College of 
/, is a practicing attorney in Chicopee. 
urt Benson was recently awarded the 
ree of Juris Doctor, cum laude, from 
folk University. . . . John Burns has also 
lived a Juris Doctor, his having been 
rded by the University of San Diego 
ool of Law. . . . Neil Durkee is the new 
eral manager of Bear-Tex operations for 
ton Company's Coated Abrasive Division 
roy, N.Y. He joined Norton two years ago 
financial analyst for the division. Earlier 
vas a project engineer for the Torrington 
in.) Co. . . . Don Holden holds the post 
lanager of engineering at Goodyear Tire 
ubber in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. . . . Jack 
Cabe has been named vice president of 
lufacturing for Carl Gordon Industries, 
He will be responsible for all 
lufacturing operations at Carl Gordon 
istries and its Hammond Plastics, Oxford 
;tics, and Fox Specialty Co. divisions. He 
ed the company in 1970. ... Dr. Louis 
ang recently accepted a post doctorate 
arch position with the Boston Bio- 
Jical Research Institute. The institute is 
iated with the Massachusetts General 
■pital, MIT, and Harvard University. Dr. 
>ng will be involved in research of the 
rt muscles. 


rried: Michael J. Cohen to Cheryl F. 
isman on July 11, 1976 in Bloomfield, 
inecticut. The bride is a PhD candidate in 
nch at the University of Connecticut. The 
■ om, who received his master's in 
nputer science from RPI, is a marketing 
resentative for the Boston office of 
entific Time Sharing Corporation, 

hesda, Md. 




15 Belmont Street, Worcester, Mass. 01605 

Serving the Ferrous and Non- Ferrous World Markets since 1888 as 
Engineers and Manufacturers of Rolling Mills, Morgoil Bearings, 
Wire Drawing Machinery and Furnace Equipment 

Gregory Enz is currently a project 
engineer for New England Telephone in 
Framingham, Mass. . . . Lt. David 
Manchester, U.S.A.F. is a weapons system 
officer flying an F-4 Phantom out of 
Spangdahlem, Germany. . . . Capt. Douglas 
Nelson has entered the Air Force Institute of 
Technology to study for a master's degree in 
aeronautical engineering. The Institute is 
located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. . . . 
Richard Palm serves as a senior software 
specialist at Digital Equipment Corp. in 
Waltham, Mass. 


Herbert Coulter works as a facilities 
engineer for General Electric Silicone in 
Waterford, N.Y. . . . Clark Knickerbocker 
was awarded his MBA from Canisius College 
in Buffalo, N.Y. last May. He is an account 
manager at the Hooker Chemical Company in 
Niagara Falls. . . . David Lawton holds the 
post of regional sales manager at 
Carborundum, Filters Division, in Lebanon, 
Indiana. . . . James Lockwood is now 
marketing supervisor for water treatment 
chemicals at Allied Chemical in Morristown, 
N.J. The Lockwoods have a son, James Paul, 
born on June 8, 1976. . . . Jethalal Makati 
is employed by the Hartford (Conn.) Board of 
Education. . . . Robert Markot has received 
a doctor of philosophy degree in mathematics 
from Ohio State University, where he 
specialized in group theory. He belongs to Pi 
Mu Epsilon and the American Mathematical 
Society. . . . Charles Pickett, Jr. serves as a 
plant engineer at Knolls Atomic Power Lab. 
in West Milton, N.Y. 


Married: Robert C. Blaisdell and Miss 
Veronica A. Sarausky on May 28, 1976 in 
Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Mrs. Blaisdell, 
an ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps, 
graduated from the University of New 
Hampshire. Her husband is an economist 
with New England Electric System. . . . 
Gregory A. Taylor and Miss Rita FairCloth 
on June 27 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 
bride is a graduate of Widener College, 
Chester, Pa. The groom is employed by 
United Engineers and Constructors. 

Paul Ash, a member of the Newton 
(Mass.) School Committee, will be studying 
full time this fall at Harvard Graduate School 
of Education. He will be on a leave of 
absence from the Dover-Sherborn regional 
school system where he is a chemistry 
teacher. He is past president of the Dover- 
Sherborn Teachers' Association. This year he 
was a delegate to the Massachusetts 
Teachers Association's annual meeting. . . . 
Dan Donahue works for Koretsky King in 
San Francisco, Calif .... Stephen Douglas 
is a project engineer at Foster-Miller Assoc, 
Inc., in Waltham, Mass. . . . Kevin 
O'Connell holds the post of fire protection 
engineer at Factory Mutual Engineering in 
Jericho, Long Island, N.Y. . . . Alfred 
Scaramelli serves as a research engineer at 
Westuaco Research Center in North 
Charleston, S.C. The Scaramellis have a year- 
old-daughter, Nicole. . . . Raymond 
Skowyra, Jr. recently received his MBA 
from Harvard University. He has accepted a 
position with GE in Fairfield, Conn. 


Married: Thomas Mueller and Miss Miranda 
Tracy on May 22, 1976 in Worcester. The 
bride graduated from Doherty Memorial High 
School, Worcester. The bridegroom is with 
the Anaconda Metal Hose Division at 
American Brass. 

WPI Journal I October 1976 I 23 

were JOOKing ior certain majors 

to become Lieutenants. 

Mechanical and Civil Engineering majors. . .Aero- 
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35221 (CMC only) 

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-r University of Alabama, Birmingham, 

University Station 35294 
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lusKegee Institute. Tuskegee 36088 
Troy State University, Troy 36081 
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Montgomery 36109 - 

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Angeles 90007 
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+ Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles 
90029 (GMC only. 

- Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington 
90744 (GMC only) 

* Los Angeles Pierce College. Woodland 
Hills 91364 (GMC only) 

- Los Angeles SW College, Los Angeles 
90047 iGMC only) 

* Los Angeles Trade Tech College. Los 
Angeles 90015 (GMC only) 

* Los Angeles Valley College, van Nuys 
91401 (GMC only) 

* Moorpark College. Moorpark 93021 
(GMC onlyi 

- Northrop Institute ot Technology. 
Inglewood 90306 

- Mt San Antonio College, Walnut 91789 
(GMC onlyi 

- Occidental College. Los Angeles 90041 

- Pasadena City College. Pasadena 91106 
(GMC only) 

* Pepperdme University. Los Angeles 

* University of California, Irvine 92664 

- Ventura College, Ventura 93003 
(GMC only) 

* west Los Angeles College, Culver City 
90230 (GMC only) 

* College Whittier 90608 
San Diego State University. San Diego 

« Point Loma College. San Diego 92106 
San Francisco State University. San 

Francisco 94132 

* City College of San Francisco. San 
Francisco 94112 (GMC only) 

* Golden Gate University. San Francisco 

* Umv of Cal, Hastings College of Law. 
San Francisco 94102 

+ Lone Mountain College, San Francisco 

- Un.v of Cal, San Francisco 94122 

* Un.v of San Francisco, San Francisco 

University of California at Berkeley. 
Berkeley 94720 

* Cal State University at Hayward. 
Hayward 9454p 

* Contra Costa College, San Pablo 94806 
IGMC onlyl 

* Diablo Valley College. Pleasant Hill 
94523 (GMC only) 

I Colorado State University, Fort Collins 
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley 

80639 of Colorado Boulder 80302 
: * Metropolitan State College, Denver 

- Regis College Denver 80221 

* University of Colorado, Denver 80203 
< University of Denver, Denver 80210 


University of Connecticut, Storrs 06268 

* Central Connecticut State, New Britain 

+ Eastern Connecticut State, Willimantic 


Howard University, Washington 20001 

* American University. Washington 20016 
+ DC. Teachers* College, Washington 

4 Federal City College, Washington 20005 
+ Gallaudet College, Washington 20002 
■*- Georgetown University. Washington 

+ George Washington University. Wash- 
ington 20006 
-» The Catholic University of America, 

Washington 20017 
+ Trinity College, Washington 20017 


Florida State University. Tallahassee 32306 

+ Florida A&M University. Tallahassee 

University ot Florida. Gainesville 32601 
University ol Miami. P.O. Box 8164. 

Coral Gables 33124 

* Miami-Dade Community College, Miami 
33156 IGMC only) 

Embry. Riddle Aeronautical University. 

Daytona Beach 32015 
Florida Technological University, Orlando 

-i- Lake-Sumter Communily College, 

Leesburg 32748 (GMC only) 
4 Seminole Junior College, banford 32771 

(GMC only) 
4 Valencia Community College, Orlando 

32811 (GMC only) 


University of Georgia, Athens 30601 
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta 

* Georgia State University, Atlanta 30303 

* Morehouse College. Atlanta 30314 

* Southern Tech, Marietta 30060 
Valdosta State College, Valdosta 31601 


University of Hawaii. Honolulu 96822 
+ Chammade College ol Honolulu, 
Honolulu 96816 


University of Idaho, Moscow 83843 


Bradley University. Peoria 61606 
University of Illinois. Urbana 61801 
+ Parkland College, champaign 61820 

(GMC only) 
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 


* Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago 

* Elmhurst College, Elmhurst 60126 
+ John Marshall Law School, Chicago 


* Kennedy-King College. Chicago 60621 
(GMC only) 

< Lewis University, Lockport 60441 

+ Loop College, Chicago 60601 (GMC only) 

+ Malcolm X College, Chicago 60612 

(GMC only) 
4 Maytair College, Chicago, 60630 (GMC 


* Olive-Harvey College, Chicago 60028 
(GMC only) 

* Saint Xavier College, Chicago 60655 
+ Southwest College. Chicago 60652 

(GMC only) 
+ Triton College. River Grove 60171 

(GMC only) 
4 University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. 

Chicago 60680 
+ Wright College, Chicago 60634 (GMC 

Southern Illinois University. Carbondale 

Southern Illinois University at Edwards- 

ville, Edwardsville 62025 

* Belleville Area College, Belleville 62221 
(GMC only) 

* McKendree College. Lebanon 62254 
Parks College. Cahokia 62206 

+ Harris Teachers' College. St. Louis. 

Missouri 63103 
4 St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 


* University of Missouri at St, Louis, 
Missouri 63121 

* Washington University. St. Louis. 
Missouri 63130 


Indiana University. Bloomington 47401 
Purdue University. Lalayette 47906 
University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame 

4 Holy Cross Junior College. Notre Dame 

46556 (GMC only) 
4 Indiana University at South Bend. 

South Bend 46615 

- SI Mary's College, Notre Dame 46556 
University of Evansville, Evansville 47702 
4 Indiana State University of Evansville. 

Evansville 47712 


Coe College. Cedar Rapids 52402 

* Kirkwood Community College, Cedar 
Rapids 52406 IGMC only) 

* Mount Mercy College. Cedar Rapids 

Iowa State University. Ames 50010 

- Drake University. Des Moines 50311 
University ol Iowa. Iowa City 52242 


Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506 
Wichita State University. Wichita 67208 
The University of Kansas. Lawrence 66045 
Washburn University, Topeka 66621 


University of Kentucky. Lexington 40506 
4 Georgetown College, Georgetown 40324 
-r Kentucky Slate University, Frankfort 

+ Midway College, Midway 40347 (GMC 


* Transylvania University, Lexington 40508 
University ol Louisville, Louisville 40208 

» Bellarmine College, Louisville 40205 
4 Indiana University. Southeast, New 

Albany. Indiana 47150 
-i Jefferson Community College. Louisville 

40201 (GMC only) 
4 Louisville Presbyterian Theological 

Seminary. Louisville 40205 
4 Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Louisville 40206 

- Spalding College. Louisville 40203 


Louisiana Tech University. Ruston 71270 

Louisiana State u and A&M College. 

Balon Rouge 70803 
• Southern University & A&M System, 

Baton Rouge 70813 
Gramblmg College, Gramblmg 71245 
University of Southwestern Louisiana. 

Lafayette 70501 
Tulane University. New Orleans 70118 
4 Dillard University. New Orleans 70122 

+ Holy Cross College. New Orleans 70114 
4 Louisiana State University at New 
Orleans, New Orleans 70112 

- Loyola University of New Orleans. 
New Orleans 70118 

4 Southern University in New Orleans. 
New Orleans 70126 

* Xavier university of Louisiana. New 
Orleans 70125 

Nicholls State University. Thibodaux 70301 


University ot Maryland. College Park 20742 
University of Maryland, eastern Shore, 

Princess Ann 21853 
4 Salisbury State College, Salisbury 21801 


College of the Holy Cross, Worcester 01610 
4 Assumption College. Worcester 01609 
4 Worcester Stale College, Worcester 

Lowell Technological Institute, Lowell 


- Anna Maria College, Paxton 01612 

4 Assumption College, Worcester 01609 
4 Becker Junior College, Worcester 01609 
(GMC only) 

- Clark University, Worcester 01609 
4 Leicester Junior College. Leicester 

01524 IGMC only) 
4 Lowell Stale College, Lowell 01850 
4 Quinsigamond Community College, 

Worcester 01606 (GMC only) 
4 Worcester Junior College, Worcester 

01608 (GMC only) 

* Worcester Polytech institute. Worcester 

* Worcester State College. Worcester 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

Cambridge 02139 
University ol Massachusetts, Amherst 

Michigan State University, East Lansing 

4 Lansing Community College, Lansing 

48914 (GMC onlyl 
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 

4 Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti 

4 University of Michigan, Dearborn. 

Dearborn 48128 
4 western Michigan University, Kalamazoo 

Michigan Technological University, 

Houghlon 49931 
4 Suomi College, Hancock 49930 (GMC 


The College ol St. Thomas, St. Paul 55105 
-i Augsburg College, Minneapolis 55404 
4 College of St- Catherine. St Paul 55105- 
r Macalesler College, St Paul 55106 
« St. Olal College, North!. eld 55057 
University of Minnesota. Minneapolis 

University of Minnesota at Duluth. Duluth 

. College ol St. Scholastica. Duluth 55811 

* University ol Wisconsin at Superior, 
Superior, Wisconsin 54880 


Mississippi State University. State College 

University ol Mississippi. University 38677 
University ol Southern Mississippi. 

Hatl.esburg 39401 

* William Carey College, Hattiesburg 

Mississippi Valley Slate College, Itta Bena 


Southeast Missouri Slate University, Cape 

Girardeau 63701 
University of Missouri, Columbia 65201 

- Columbia College. Columbia 65201 
University ol Missouri at Rolla. Rolla 


Montana State University. Bozeman 59715 
University of Nebraska, Lincoln 68508 

- Concordia Teacheis College. Seward 

4 Nebraska wesleyan University, Lincoln 

University ol Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha 

4 lowa Western Community College, 

Council Blulls, lowa 51501 (GMC only) 


University ol New Hampshire. Ourham 


Rutgers, The Stale University. New 
brunswick 08903 

- Brookdale Community College, Lmcrolt 
07738 (GMC only) 

4 Mercer County College, Trenton 08690 

(GMC only) 
4 Middlesex County College, Edison 08817 

(GMC only) 
4 Monmouth College, west Long Branch 

» Newark State College. Union 07083 
4 Rider College. Trenton 08602 
4 Somerset County College, Somerville 

08676 (GMC only) 

* Trenton Stale College. Trenton 08625 
4 Union College, Cranlord 07016 (GMC 

New Jersey institute of Technology. 

4 Montclair State College, Upper 

Monlclair 07043 

* William Paterson College. Wayne 07470 
Stevens Institute ol Technology, Hoboken 

4 Jersey City State College, Jersey City 

- St Peters College, Jersey City 07306 


New Mexico State University, Las Cruces 

4 University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, 

Texas 79968 
University ol New Mexico, Albuquerque 

4 University of Albuquerque. Albuquerque 


Cornell University. Ithaca 14850 
4 Ithaca College. Ithaca 14850 

- SUNT College at Cortland. Cortland 

Syracuse University, Syracuse 13210 
4 LeMoyne College. Syracuse 13214 
4 lona College. New Rochelle 10801 

- SUNY. Col ol Environmental Science & 
Forestry. Syracuse 13210 

4 Utica Col of Syracuse University. Utica 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy 


* Albany College ot Pharmacy, Albany 

4 College ol St. Rose, Albany 12203 

4 SUNY Empire State College. Saratoga 
Springs 12866 

* Fulton Montgomery Community College, 
Johnstown 12095 (GMC only) 

4 Hudson Valley Community College. Troy 

12180 (GMC only) 
4 Immaculate Conception Seminary, Troy 

+ Junior College of Albany, Albany 12208 

(GMC only) 
4 Russell Sage College. Troy 12180 
4 Schenectady County Community College, 

Schenectady 12305 (GMC only) 

- Siena College. Loudonville 12211 

4 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs 

4 State University ot New York, Albany 


• Union College. Schenectady 12308 
Manhattan College. Bronx 10471 

4 College ot Mount St. Vincent. Riverdale 


Duke University, Ourham 27706 

4 North Carolina Central University, 

Durham 27707 
University ot North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

North Carolina State University at Raleigh, 

Raleigh 27607 

• Meredith College, Raleigh 27611 

i Peace College, Raleigh 27602 (GMC only) 
4 St. Augustine's College, Raleigh 27611 
4 St- Mary's College, Raleigh 27611 

(GMC only) 
4 Shaw University, Raleigh 27602 
East Carolina University, Greenville 27834 

• Pitt Technical Institute. Greenville 
27834 (GMC only) 

North Carolina A&T State University, 

Greensboro 27411 
4 Bennett College, Greensboro 27420 

* Greensboro College. Greensboro 27420 

- Guiltord College. Greensboro 27410 

4 High Ponit College. High Point 27262 
4 University of North Carolina, Greensboro 

Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville 

North Dakota State University ol A&AS, 

Fargo 58102 
4 Concordia College, Moorhead. Minn. 

4 Moorhead State College. Moorhead. 

Minn. 56560 
University ol North Dakota. Grand Forks 

Bowling Green State University. Bowling 

Green 43403 
4 Bowling Green State University. 

Firelands Campus. Huron 44839 (GMC 


* University of Toledo. Toledo 43606 
Kent State University, Kent 44242 

» Cleveland State University, Cleveland 

Miami University, Oxford 45056 
The Ohio State University, Columbus 43201 
4 Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware 

. Otteibein College. Westerville 43081 
Capital University. Columbus 43209 
4 Columbus Tech Institute. Columbus 

43215 (GMC only) 
' Ohio Dominican College. Columbus 43219 
Ohio University. Athens 45701 
The University of Akron. Akron 44325 
University ol Cincinnati. Cincinnati 45221 

* Northern Kentucky State College. 
Highland Heights. Kentucky 41076 


Oklahoma State University. Stillwater 

The University ol Oklahoma. Norman 73069 

Oregon State University, Corvalhs 97331 
4 Lmlield College. McMinnville 97128 
4 Oregon College of Education, Monmouth 


< Willamette University. Salem 97301 
University ol Oregon. Eugene 97403 

4 Northwest Christian College, Eugene 

University ol Portland 97203 

- Clackamas Community College, Oregon 
City 97045 (GMC only) 

4 Clark Community College, Vancouver, 

Washington 98663 (GMC only) 
4 Concordia College, Portland 97211 

(GMC only) 
» Mt Hood Community College, Gresham 

97030 (GMC only) 
4 Portland Community College, Portland 

97219 (GMC onlyi 

- Portland State University, Portland 


Gettysburg College. Gettysburg 17325 

- Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg. 
Maryland 21727 

4 Shippensburg State College, 
Shippensburg 17257 

• Wilson College, Chambersburg 17201 
Lehigh University. Bethlehem 18015 

4 Anentown College ol St. Francis Desals, 
Center Valley 18034 

♦ Cedar Crest College, Allentown 18104 

* Lalayette College, Easton 18042 

- Moravian College, Bethlehem 18018 

- Muhlenberg College, Allentown 18104 

• Penn St Allentown, Allentown 18051 
(GMC only) 

The Pennsylvania State University, 

University Park 16802 
University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh 15260 

- Carlow College. Pittsburgh 15213 

- Carneg-ie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh 

» Chatham College, Pittsburgh 15232 

+ Communily College ol Allegheny County. 

Pittsburgh 15219 
4 Duquesne University. Pittsburgh 15219 

- Point Park College, Pittsburgh 15222 

- Robert Morris College. Coraopohs 15108 
Allegheny College. Meadville 16335 

4 Alliance College. Cambridge Springs 


* Edinboro State College, Edmboro 16412 
Grove City College. Grove City 16127 

4 Slippery Rock State College, Slippery 

Rock 16057 
St Joseph s College. Philadelphia 19131 
Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre 18703 
4 Bloomsburg State College. Bloomsburg 

4 Keystone Junior College. La Plume 18440 

(GMC only) 
4 Kings College, Wilkes Barre 18711 
4 Lackawanna Junior College. Scranton 

18503 (GMC only) 
4 Luzerne County Community College, 

Wilkes Barre 18711 (GMC only) 
. Marywood College. Scranton 18509 
. Misencordia College. Dallas 18612 

• Penn State Univ. Harleton Campus. 
Hazleton 18201 (GMC only) 

i Penn State Umv, Wilkes Barre Campus, 
Wilkes Barre 18708 (GMC only) 

< Penn Slate Univ. The Worlhmgton 
Scranton Campus, Dunmore 18512 (GMC 

* University of Scranton, Scranton 18510 

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras 

4 Bayamon Central University. Bayamon 


4 inter American University. Bayamon 

4 Univ ot Puerto Rico Bayamon Regional 

College. Bayamon 00619 
4 Univ ol Puerto Rico Carolina Regional 

College. Carolina 00630 (GMC only) 
University ol Puerto Rico, Mayaguez 00708 
4 Univ of Puerto Rico Aquadilla Regional 

College. Aquadilla 00603 
- Inter American Univ ot Puerto Rico. San 

German 00753 

Baptist College at Charleston, Charleston 

The Citadel, Charleston 29409 
Clemson University. Clemson 29631 
4 Anderson College. Anderson 29621 (GMC 

4 Central Wesleyan College. Central 29630 
University ot South Carolina. Columbia 

4 Benedict College, Columbia 29204 
Newberry College, Newberry 29108 



Memphis State University, Memphis 38152 
4 Christian Brothers College, Memphis 

4 Lemoyne-Owen, Memphis 38126 
4 Shelby State Community College, 

Memphis 38122 (GMC only) 
4 Southwestern College at Memphis, 

Memphis 38112 
Tennessee State University, Nashville 

4 Aquinas Jr College, Nashville 37205 

(GMC only) 
4 David Lipscomb College. Nashville 37203 
4 Fisk University. Nashville 37203 
4 Middle Tennessee State University. 

Murlreesboro 37130 
4 Trevecca Nazarene College, Nashville 

4 Vanderbilt University, Nashville 37203 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37916 
» Knoxville College, Knoxville 37921 
Texas A&M University, College Station 

Baylor University. Waco 76706 
4 McLennan Community College. Waco 

76703 IGMC only) 

* Paul Qu.nn College. Waco 76703 
Southern Methodist university, Dallas 

4 Eastfield College, Mesquite 75149 (GMC 

4 El Centro College, Dallas 75202 (GMC 

« Mountain View College, Dallas 75211 

(CMC only) 

< Richland College, Dallas 75080 (GMC 

4 University ol Dallas. Irving 75060 
4 university ot Texas at Dallas, Dallas 

Texas Tech University Lubbock 79409 

* Lubbock Christian College, Lubbock 

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin 

4 St. Edwards University, Austin 78704 
East Texas State University, Commerce 


* Paris Junior College, Pans 75460 (GMC 

North Texas State University, Denton 76203 
Southwest Texas State University. San 

Marcos 78666 
4 American Technological University. 

Killeen 76541 
4 Texas Lutheran College. Seguin 78155 
Lamar University. Beaumont 77710 
Texas Christian University. Fort Worth 

4 Tarrant County Junior College. Fort 

Worth 76102 (GMC only) 
4 Texas Wesleyan College, Fort Worth 


* University of Texas at Arlington, 
Arlington 76010 

Angelo State University, San Angelo 76901 


University ol Utah. Salt Lake City 84112 

* Weber State College, Ogden 84403 
4 Westminster College, Salt Lake City 

Bngham Young University. Provo 84602 
Utah State University. Logan 84322 
St. Michael's College. Wmooski 05404 

* Champlain College. Burlington 05401 
(GMC only) 

< Trimly College, Burlington 05401 

4 University of Vermont. Burlington 05401 
Norwich University. Northfield 05663 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Blacksburg 

Virginia Military Institute. Lexington 24450 
University of Virginia. Charlottesville 

Central Washington State College. 

Ellensburg 98926 
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma 98416 
4 Fort Steilacoom Community College, 

Tacoma 98499 (GMC only) 
4 Pacilic Lutheran University. Tacoma 

4 St. Martin's College. Olympia 98503 
4 Tacoma Community College. Tacoma 

98435 (GMC only) 
Washington State University. College 

Station Box 2220. Pullman 99163 
University ol Washington. Seattle 98195 
4 Bellevue Community College. Bellevue 

98007 (GMC only) 
4 Everett Community College. Everett 

98201 (GMC only) 
West Virginia University. Morgantown 

4 Fjumont State College. Fairmont 26554 


University of Wisconsin. Madison 53706 

4 Madison Area Tech College. Madison 
53703 (GMC only) 

University of Wisconsin at Superior, 
Superior 54880 


University of Wyoming, Box 3005. 
University Station. Laramie 82071 

^ Schools having cross enrollment lirti- 
menu with AFROTC host universities: 
Consult the Professor of Aerospace Stud- 
ies it the AFROTC detachment on the 
host university campus tor enrollment 

As of June 1975 Subject to Change 

WPI Journal I October 1976 1 25 


If you're interested in 
exploring new areas in the use 
of mercury cadmium telluride. 
Honeywell Radiation Center 
is where you want to be. For 
over 10 years, our Detector 
Products Department has 
pioneered the use of (Hg.Cd)Te 
for high-performance infrared 
detectors and detector arrays. 
We can now offer uniquely 
challenging state-of-the-art 
opportunities in (Hg.Cd)Te 
development, particularly in its 
application to complex 
structures, including signal 
processing and charge-coupled 
devices, to qualified Engineer/ 
Physicists ready to help us 
maintain our leadership in this 


You will direct 2-5 engineers 
and be responsible for technical 
areas in Detector Device R&D. 
To qualify, you must have a 
demonstrated ability to concieve 
and direct R&D Programs in 
Solid State Devices. 


This key position requires a 
strong background in silicon solid- 
state device operation, structure, 
circuitry, and applications. You 
will assume full responsibility for 
Project Engineering in Charge 
Transfer Devices, including 
concieving, designing, and devel- 
oping experiments. 


You should have background in 

experimental solid-state device 
Physics with engineering applica- 
tion experience. You will be 

responsible for designing and 
implementing experiments tor 
device development and foi 

the relation of device operation 

to s\ stem application. 

Please forward wmr resume to: 

Harold Roberts MS 50 

Honeywell Radiation (enter 

2 I orbes Road. Building I 

I exington, Massat husetti 02173 


• iu.ii Opportunit) Employe! 

P6 WPI Journal 

Henry Greene writes that he is now 
working for AMSAA under the Army 
Materiel Command (part of the Dept. of 
Defense), where he serves as an operations 
research analyst. Recently he received his 
master's in mathematics at Wichita State 
University. He and his wife, Suzie, reside in 
Bel Air, Md. . . . Andrew Lasko has been 
promoted to test supervisor of standards and 
calibrations at Northeast Utilities 
headquarters in Berlin, Conn. He had been in 
the test department at Connecticut Light and 
Power since 1972. . . . Henry Margolis is a 
research associate in the chemistry 
department at the University of Chicago. He 
received his PhD from the University of 
Vermont this year. . . . Walter Staples, 
MNS, serves as director of the Audio-Visual 
Dept. at Central High School in Manchester, 
N.H. . . . Donald Taft has graduated from 
Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar, 
the highest academic honor the schooi 
confers. His MBA degree was granted "with 
high distinction." He plans to work for 
Monsanto Polymers & Petrochemicals, St. 
Louis, Mo., as a planning coordinator. 


Married: Kenneth O. Redden and Miss 
Wanda M. Giza on August 7, 1976 in 
Worcester. Mrs. Redden graduated from 
Worcester State College and is a secretary- 
receptionist for Dr. Thornton A. Rheaume, 
Grafton. Her husband is a sales 
representative for Century Sports of 
Plainfield, N.J. . . . Mark W. Rockett to 
Miss Jean L. Daly on June 27, 1976 in 
Danvers, Massachusetts. The bride, a 
teacher, is a graduate of Anna Maria College. 
The bridegroom is employed by Dickerman 
Software as a senior systems analyst. . . . K. 
Stephen Williams and Miss Cheryl L. Miner 
in Northfield, Massachusetts on June 5. The 
bride graduated from Mount Holyoke College. 
The groom is maintenance supervisor at 
Sterling School in Craftsbury Common, Vt. 
Bob Akie, who has completed work for 
his MS at WPI, is currently with Service 
Master Industries in Hingham, Mass. . . . 
Garry Breitbach is a process design 
engineer for Union Carbide-Line in 
Tonawanda, N.Y. . . . David Brown works 
for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Lester, Pa.. 
. . . Ray Cherenzia serves as a field engineer 
at Northeast Constructors in Millinocket, 
Maine. . . . John Chiarelli currently 
specializes in corporate law study at New 
York Law School. His wife, Gloria, is 
employed by Gulf Western as a legal 
secretary in the law department. . . . 
Timothy French has joined Tenneco 
Chemicals, Inc., Newton, Mass., where he is 
plant engineer. . . . Stephen Greenberg is a 
manpower specialist and acting local office 
manager at the Maine Employment Security 
Commission in Machias. 

M. Erik Husby is with Multisystems, I 
in Cambridge, Mass. . . . David Matthe\| 
the proprietor of a service station in Sydt 
Australia and writes that "business is goi 
very well." He is married and has two 
daughters aged four and two. David says 
he'd be glad to hear from his friends at V 1 
His address is: 13A Smarts Cres, Cronullil 
NSW, Australia, 2229. . . . Firdosh Mehi 
a senior mechanical engineer at Altech L 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. . . . William 
Nutter serves as a product service 
representative at General Electric Ordnan 
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calil 
Bruce Parent, Jr., SIM, has been appoit 
purchasing agent for Norton Co., Grindin 
Wheel Division. He has been with Nortor 
since 1961. He graduated from California 
State Polytechnic University and the Sch 
of Industrial Management at WPI. ... Pa 
Parulis holds the post of production eng 
at General Dynamics' Electric Boat Divisii 
Groton, Conn. . . . Mark Richards has jc 
Pennsylvania Life Insurance Co. of Raleig 
N.C. . . . Daniel Robbins is a junior civil 
engineer for the city of Worcester. . . . G 
Selden, a materials engineer for GE Corp 
research and development in Schenectad 
N.Y., plans to work for his PhD in materi 
engineering at RPI this fall. 


Married: Donald P. Bucci and Miss Nan 
E. Werme in Boylston, Massachusetts on 
June 26, 1976. Mrs. Bucci attended 
Worcester State College and graduated £ 
registered nurse from the City Hospital ir 
Pittsburgh. The groom is with Koppers 
Company in Pittsburgh. . . . Gary E. Car 
and Miss Marie E. Negri on May 22, 1976 
Canaan, Connecticut. The bride graduate 
from Rosary College, River Forest, III. am 
a master's degree from the University of 
Arizona. She is a teaching assistant in 
clothing and textiles at the University of 
Arizona. Her husband is a graduate studt 
in optical sciences and is working in sola 
energy at the university. . . . David W. 
Packard to Miss Patricia Ann Horgan in 
Worcester on July 10, 1976. Mrs. Packan 
graduated from Worcester State College 
teaches third grade at Thomas Prince Sc 
Princeton, Mass. The groom works as a 
service engineer for Riley Stoker Corp., 
Worcester. . . . Mathew DiPilato and rvl 
Jo Ann Rowse in Worcester on July 2, 1 
The bride is a graduate of Wheelock Coll 
and has served as a substitute teacher. F 
husband holds the post of geotechnical 
engineer for Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quad 
and Douglas, Inc. in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Married: Dale Freygang to Miss Sand 
Evans recently in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, f 
Freygang attended Akron (Ohio) Universi 
and is a secretary with B.F. Goodrich. Th 
bridegroom is presently an associate proc 
engineer in tire technology with B.F. 
Goodrich. . . . Daniel Palmer to Miss 
Barbara J. Peshek on June 20, 1976 in 
Norton, Massachusetts. The bride gradue 
from Wheaton College. Her husband sen 
as a mechanical nuclear engineer for Eba 
Services, Inc., New York City. . . . Ralph 
Worden, MNS and Miss Carolyn Ann H( 
of Northfield, Massachusetts on July 24, 

ioodspeed's houses — Guatemala to Bangladesh 

)usands of people were recently left 
neless by floods and earthquakes in 
lgladesh and Guatemala, but if 
irles Goodspeed, '67 has anything to 
about it, property destruction and 
sonal injury from future natural 
urbances in the two countries will be 
itly minimized. 

)r. Goodspeed, an assistant professor 
Carnegie-Mellon University in 
sburgh, on a $370,000 research 
tract with the Agency for 
:rnational Development, has traveled 
he ravaged areas to illustrate 
ropriate technology for housing 
)nstruction. At CMU he is the co- 
irman of an interdisciplinary team 
ng research on housing construction 
ducive to the third world. 
Hiring the earthquake in Guatemala, 
ly people were seriously injured or 
:d when heavy tile roofs and adobe 
Is collapsed on them. "Tile roofs 
e introduced more than 40 years ago 
arthquake-prone Guatemala as a 
inological improvement which has 
sme a status symbol over grass 
ched roofs," Goodspeed explains, 
it they have now proved to be very 

Goodspeed, working with his co- 
investigators, has been instrumental in 
redesigning the typical adobe houses of 
Guatemala to be lighter and more 
earthquake resistant. The new designs 
are presently being implemented in 
Guatemala by a member of the team, a 
consultant from Dallas, Texas. They are 
presently doing research on wood 
preservation and ferrocement roof 
construction to be completed for 
implementation this fall. 

In the first part of next year Dr. 
Goodspeed plans to return to 
Bangladesh to review their work in the 
relief camps near Dacca and in the 
flood plains in the southern part of the 
country. Their work consisted of 
constructing over two hundred 
multifamily units through the support of 
the relief agencies working the country. 
"Whatever modifications the 
inhabitants make to have the shelters 
better meet the needs of their culture," 
Goodspeed says, "we want to know so 
as to improve the overall acceptance of 
the new designs. Our students working 
on the Bangladesh project submitted 
their work to the UNESCO competition 
held in conjunction with the XII World 

Congress of the International Union of 
Architects in Madrid, Spain where they 
won the prize of the Soviet Union." 

The ultimate goal of the group, 
through their research and their 
combined work with the United Nations 
Disaster Relief Organization projects, is 
to prevent disasters in the third world, 
following natural disturbances through 
better engineered housing. 

International attention is beginning to 
focus on the problem of housing. The 
first international forum "HABITAT" 
held in Vancouver, British Columbia 
this spring, at which the CMU team 
through State Department support 
exhibited their work in Bangladesh and 
gave lectures on an Approach to 
Housing, brought together people from 
all over the world to address the 
problems of housing. 

"Fortunately we are funded for the 
next three and a half years," reports 
Goodspeed. "Soon we will be doing 
research for housing systems for Sahi, 
Ethiopia where the drought over the 
past few years has destroyed the 
nomadic way of life of many. " 

i. The bride graduated from Ohio 
leyan University. She teaches French and 
lusband teaches science at Pioneer 
jy Regional School in Northfield. . . . 
XSF Wyandotte Corp. has transferred 
:e Beaupre to Santa Fe Springs, Calif, 
e he will assume new duties as 
hasing agent, safety coordinator, product 
ulations coordinator and assistant plant 
leer. . . . Wayne Bryant is a systems 
rammer at Composition Systems, Inc., 
ford, N.Y. . . . Gene DeJackome works 
research engineer at Monsanto Chemical 
n Indian Orchard, Mass. . . . Bill 
>hos, who received his master's degree 
arketing and finance from Northwestern 
ersity in June, has accepted a position in 
management and development program 
Duld, Inc. in the Chicago area. . . . Last 
g David Gerth graduated from the 
is Tuck School of Business 
linistration at Dartmouth College. . . . 
i/ard Greene is with Bell Laboratories in 
idel, N.J. . . . Glenn Haringa has 
ved his MSEE from WPI and is now 
cation engineer at GE in Schenectady, 

ary Hills is a field engineering 
Jsentative at Industrial Risk Insurers. . . . 
Koenig received his MA in mathematics 
i Pennsylvania State University in May. 
James Kudzal has earned his MS in 
ics from the University of New 
pshire. . . . Roland Lariviere is now a 
engineer for Combustion Engineering, 
in Windsor, Conn. . . . Jeffrey Lindberg 
.s for DuPont in Wilmington, Del. . . . 
es Litwinowich is a civil engineer at 

Cullinan Engineering Co., Inc. in Auburn, 
Mass. . . . I/Lt. James Martin has graduated 
from the T-38 Talon instructor pilot course at 
Randolph AFB, Texas. He is being assigned 
to Reese AFB, Texas for duty with a unit of 
the Air Training Command. . . . John 
Mathews competed with the U.S. Rowing 
Team at the Olympic Games in Montreal. 
Richard Miles works for Colonial Data 
Systems in West Boylston, Mass. . . . 
Continuing with GE, Hugh O'Donnell is now 
a survivability engineer for the firm in 
Philadelphia. . . . Stephen Page is a student 
at Stetson Law School in Gulfport, Fla. 
. . .Peter Petroski recently received his 
master's degree in electrical engineering from 
Purdue University. Currently he is a 
development engineer with the Data Systems 
Division of Hewlett-Packard Co., Cupertino, 
Calif. . . .Richard Piwko now works as an 
application engineer from GE in Schenectady, 
N.Y. . . . Elizabeth Ronchetti serves as a 
digital design engineer at Austron, Inc., 
Austin, Texas. . . . James Rubino is a 
district engineer in the bearings division for 
the Torrington Co. He was recently 
transferred from South Bend, Ind. to 
Cleveland, Ohio. . . . Lawrence Saint, Jr. is 
employed as general manager at George 
Schmitt Co. in Santa Cruz, Calif. . . . David 
Steiner, a project manager at W.R. Grace of 
Lexington, Mass., is presently located in San 
Francisco. . . . John Stopa is a graduate 
student at Boston University Law School. . . . 
Bruce Webster works for Bettis Atomic 
Power Lab. in West Mifflin, Pa. ... James 
Wong is a chemical engineer at Texaco, Inc. 
in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 


Married: William George to Miss Elizabeth 
Lavoie on June 5, 1976 in Worcester. Mrs. 
George, who is with the personnel 
department of the Mechanics National Bank, 
graduated from the University of 
Massachusetts. The bridegroom is a student 
at Suffolk University Law School, Boston. 
. . . Robert M. Granger and Miss Cassandra 
O'Connor on July 3, 1976. Mrs. Granger 
graduated from Wells College and is an 
accountant for Bort Carleton, Inc. Her 
husband is a systems specialist for Chas. T. 
Main, Inc., Boston. This fall he will be 
studying in the evening division of Suffolk 
University Law School. . . . David F. Irvine 
and Miss Shelley A. Mientka in Amherst, 
Massachusetts on July 10, 1976. The bride, a 
graduate of Becker, is manager of Hardee's 
Restaurant in Old Saybrook, Conn. The 
bridegroom is a teacher in the Southern 
Berkshire School District. . . . Jonathan S. 
Kardell to Miss Christine Wolons in Auburn, 
Massachusetts on July 31, 1976. Mrs. Kardell 
graduated from Anna Maria and is employed 
at the Auburn branch of the Consumer 
Savings Bank of Worcester. The groom also 
works for the Consumer Savings Bank of 

Married: Stephen Mealy and Paula Costa 
on June 11, 1976 in Dighton, Massachusetts. 
The bride graduated from Bristol Community 
College and has been a computer 
programmer for SPAN Management Systems 
in East Providence, R.I. Her husband is with 
the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Silver 

WPI Journal I October 1976 1 27 

"Our Republic was never created to be a leveler 
of man. It was created to be a lifter, a developer of 

"Our Republic was created to let the gifted, the 
energetic, and the creative rise to new heights of 
achievement, and to let each man find his own level 
on the stairway of existence. 

"Our Republic was created to encourage men to 
meet their personal responsibilities and to shirk no 
public duties. That is why our people have always 
been concerned about the honest needs of their 
fellow citizens, the chief of these needs being liberty, 
justice, and opportunity. 

"Our Republic demands that the nation be governed 
by the capable, the honorable, the far-seeing, the clear- 
seeing, and not by mediocre men. In the beginning 
it was so. May it be so again. 

"Our Republic demands more from men than 
any other system in the realm of self-discipline, 
dependability, cooperativeness, industry, thrift, and 
honor. For anyone to foster class consciousness, class 
conflict, misrepresentation, covetousness, violence, 
theft, and an open defiance of established law— even 
when done "legally"— is to breed anarchy and tyranny. 

"Our Republic was not designed to interfere with 
the inalienable right of its people to be masters of 
their own destinies. 

"Our Republic was established to make men free!" 

We welcome this 200th anniversary as we welcome every important 
milestone in our lives ... a significant occasion for celebration, reflection 
and rededication . 


28 WPI Journal 

tring, Maryland. . . . Raymond W. Mott 
d Miss Sallyanne Olearcek in Warren, 
assachusetts on June 19, 1976. Mrs. Mott 
tended Anna Maria College. The groom is 
th Universal Products in Chicago. . . . 
jbert C. Simon and Miss Deborah J. 
:nne on September 7, 1975 in Franklin 
kes, New Jersey. Bob has completed his 
st year at the Amos Tuck School of 
isiness Administration at Dartmouth 
illege. he will receive his MBA next June. 
Bruce Arey works as assistant engineer at 
rcell Associates in Glastonbury, Conn. . . . 
irry Braunstein is a field sales engineer for 
xas Instruments in Waltham, Mass., while 
idrew Brock holds a similar position for 
> firm in Hamden, Conn. . . . Alan 
landler serves as an associate design 
gineer at Pritchard International in Algeria. 
. Louis Christoporo works for Stereo 
mponent Systems, Inc. in Randolph, Mass. 

Bill Faltas is presently employed as an 
uarial student with the Hartford Insurance 
Dup in Hartford, Conn. . . . Dan Grover 
; joined the South Portland (Me.) office of 
rk Stimson Associates, a real estate firm. 
iviously he was manager of Northgate 
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